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On the Broadcast Treaty In the Information Society Context

———- Forwarded message ———- From: Seth Johnson <[protected]> Date: Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 4:43 PM Subject: Important Followup on the Broadcasters Treaty — Fwd: Question for today’s debrief on the SCCR To: “Johns, Richard B (Geneva)” <[protected]>, “Perlmutter, Shira” <[protected]>, “Schlegelmilch, Kristine (Geneva)” <[protected]>, “Zoller, Julie N” <[protected]> Cc: Manon Anne Ress <[protected]>, Jamie Love <[protected]>, “Reves, Todd” […]

Preparing for the WTPF: Regarding Opinions for The Secretary-General’s Draft Document

by Seth Johnson The US Delegation and various stakeholders are working with an Informal Experts Group on the “Secretary-General’s Report to the World Telecommunications Policy Forum,” which will be the basis for discussions at the WTPF in May.  Below is my contribution, posted last Friday evening, edited minimally but adding helpful internal hyperlinks and the […]

Routing Around “Traditional Telecommunications” at WCIT: More Comments on Securing the Open Internet in the Transnational Context

by Seth Johnson Further Analysis “Recognized Operating Agencies” Competition and the Internet Vertical Integration and the Internet Platform Some Notes on Defending the Internet in a Transnational Context Further Analysis My initial analysis of the contributions of the US Delegation at the outset of the ITU’s World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), concluding tomorrow, focused […]

Assessing the Prospects the WCIT Holds for the Open Internet: What the US Delegation’s Contributions Reveal

by Seth Johnson (also at TelecomTV and .NXT) The Question to Ask About the WCIT General Rhetorical Thrust of the US Delegation’s Recommendations Failing the Internet: What the US Delegation’s Recommendations Leave Out Protecting the Internet: Getting It Right First The Question to Ask About the WCIT The key question that Internet advocates must ask […]