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Who Controls the Internet?

By Dan Bammes

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Salt Lake City, UT – Blogs have been buzzing around the country with concern and criticism of a bill in Congress that would expand the president's authority to respond to an attack on the country's critical computer networks. Conservatives have described it as an attempt to "take control of the Internet." But that might not be as easy as it sounds. Steve Corbato is the Director of Cyberinfrastructure Initiatives at the University of Utah. He's been involved with the development of the Internet since its days as an academic curiosity. He says there's really no one agency or corporation in charge -- and it was deliberately designed that way. Corbato spoke to KUER's Dan Bammes.

OpenCongress.org information on S773 The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 including status and links to the text of the bill.

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