Will the UN Take Control of the Internet?

Episode 930 (03:27)

Russia has been in favor of a UN takeover of the Internet. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) actually does regulate the Internet as they have all communications mediums since the late 1800s, but the Internet is largely modeled and operated by the United States. Now there are those who want to change the internet and give the UN jurisdiction over it through the ITU. Some believe that the UN should shift to a "sender pay" business model (i.e., Google should pay ISPs for access to customers).

Leo says that we don't want that because it won't make for a free and fair Internet. That would make for those with more money to have greater access, which is why Leo says we need Net Neutrality.

Web access battles brew before UN conference (AP)…
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i7qRYrqUVl-nQnAdWe5YNslXeyUQ?docId=f6d3d7e1952c4da4b84dd00f892995f4