So far we have received and published four documents. That doesn’t sound like much, but they are very interesting ones. Eli and I are very happy with how our little project has turned out so far.
Thanks to all of you who have spread the word about WCITLeaks. The site was received positively in the Twitterverse, and we’ve garnered some press coverage, including these stories:
- C-Net: U.N. could tax U.S.-based Web sites, leaked docs show
- Reason: Is the UN Planning to Regulate the Internet? WCITLeaks Aims to Find Out.
- Techdirt: The Threat Of A UN Internet Takeover Is Only ‘Vague’ Because The UN Shares No Details
- TechPresident: A Wikileaks for the U.N.’s Would-Be Internet Regulators
- Bloomberg BNA: ‘WCITLeaks’ Website Attempts To Bring Transparency to WCIT Proposals (sadly behind a paywall)
A couple of pointers: If you want to understand what the WCIT is really all about, the one piece you have to read is this post by Milton Mueller. It’s the best explanation of what’s at stake. And if you want to understand the International Telecommunication Union’s lack of transparency, check out this article by Patrick Ryan and Jacob Glick.