Nature abhors a vacuum

Who governs the Internet?  For now, the answer is either no one or every one.  But not for long.

Europe Aims to Impose Data Rules,” Wall Street Journal, February 25, 2015 B1.  The EU attempts to regulate the Internet within its borders, apparently largely driven by privacy concerns, not competitive forces.

Between that, and net neutrality (as opposed to market-driven net), and whose going to run ICANN and domain name servers, it’s hard to know who’s governing the Internet, and how.  Is EU or US or UN control better than no control?  How much governance is too much?

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