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I was recently inspired by [livejournal.com profile] gisho's game [See entry here.] to figure out exactly how far down Google's ranking on the term "internet" anything having to do with the actual Internet itself was. Impressively, the Internet Society made #7.

In browing their site, I found this. Wow, this really bugs me. Someone needs to figure these sovereignty issues out. Seriously. Thoughts?

Date: 2005-12-15 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaiwithani.livejournal.com
The internet was designed for survival. In the event of a global nuclear disaster, a good deal of the internet should survive and remain interconnected.

Among the upshots of this is that, as a practical matter, it's difficult for any nation to assert any degree of "control" over the internet, especially outside of its own borders. If the government became completely evil and tried to seize control of the internet, it would be bothersome, but ultimately futile. The US simply can't control the servers and routing tables around the world. Even within a country's borders, the government has limited control (see: China).

So the sovereignty issue may matter on paper and in diplomacy, but as a practical matter, I'm not worried about it.

Date: 2005-12-16 01:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bursar42.livejournal.com
I seem to recall that (1) it wasn't initially designed to withstand nuclear war and (2) almost all international routings bounce off the US at some point.


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