ICANN Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehade told Bloomberg yesterday in an interview that government attempts to impose rules on the Internet are doomed to fail
“Governments can’t effectively enforce laws on websites available in different jurisdictions.
Any group that makes policies for the Web must be decentralized and involve the private sector and academia”
“The Internet itself has morphed so fast” that policies may be futile”
“We need mechanisms that are rapid, that are effective and that involve all the stakeholders.”
Chehade also said that ICANN supports rules that allow equal access to the Internet amid an escalating row over whether some Web traffic can be prioritized.
ICANN is aligned with “the Internet’s philosophy of openness and equal access,” Chehade said.
“Still, the group doesn’t have an official policy or a direct relationship with any parties involved in net neutrality”