From: "Shahryar, Suheil" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2006 7:42 AM
Subject: How the Internet should be run
I think that the Internet should be considered an international
to which everyone has right of access and in essence of ownership.
like a public highway, usage of the Internet should be chargeable
(either via tax or toll) based on volume of usage over an agreed
Annual usage charges to individuals (as opposed to companies
organisations) should be minimal and be included in the cost
an ISP or equivalent service provider (like the air travel
tax levied on
air passengers by airline carriers). For those unable to afford
the basic charge, governments or equivalent responsible agencies
be mandated to pay on their behalf out of charitable funds
set aside for
Ownership and associated management of the Internet must be
National, State or equivalent agencies, the number of which
kept to low. Every individual should have the right to determine
they would like to delegate the ownership and management responsibility.
Individuals themselves should not be able to retain management
however they should be subject to ownership liability, including
mandatory agreement to acceptable use of the Internet. This
should be obtained upon registration of an Internet address
or other). Every individual should have the right the determine
name of their address, but not the unique name of their address
must be determined according to a universal address format.
The Internet should be run in accordance with at least the
practices in legal, commercial, and governmental processes.
of the Internet should be outsourced to multiple and preferably
not for profit organizations. The number of organizations managing
Internet should be minimized but not monopolised. These organizations
should agree to the general rules of the Internet stipulated
significant majority of the delegated Internet owners and reconfirmed
a yearly basis through a voting system where every individual
and only right to vote. The delegated owners should maintain
of the management, with clear segregation of duties between
delegated owners and the management organizations, very much
difference between a company's Board and the executive.
The monitoring and policing of the Internet should be assigned
approved companies, not associated with either the delegated
the management entities. Monitoring and control should abide
rules of the Internet, which must abide my international rules
rights of the individual, eg Human Rights. Privacy of individuals
be maintained in accordance with the best privacy laws of member
or owner entities. Monitoring should be delegated to companies
by the delegated owners. These companies should be audited
rules of the Internet.
There should be a single body composed of representatives of
delegated owners responsible for the development and improvement
Internet design, as well as discussing and setting the strategic
of the Internet. Any significant change to the architecture
Internet or of its management processes should be put to the
vote to the
delegated owners and approved if there is a significant majority.
Thanks and regards
(Profession: Director of Information Security Consulting)
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Harpenden AL5 5EW