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Ted Cruz: IANA Transition ‘Likely Illegal’

Sen. Ted Cruz speaking at the Heritage Foundation event / Watch“Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called on Congress to stop the Obama administration from giving away control of the Internet with congressional authorization—a move Cruz said is likely illegal,” Nicholas Ballasy reporting today in PJ Media: “‘We built the Internet, and America maintains it as free for all. We don’t use it in an imperialist manner to impose our views on others, we maintain it as an oasis of freedom because we are a nation dedicated to principles that are reflected in the Bill of Rights and especially the First Amendment. What is going through the minds of Obama administration when they say, ‘Let’s just give it away?’’ Cruz said during a Heritage Foundation event on ending the U.S. contractual relationship with ICANN.”

Alternative viewpoint expressed earlier by Michele Neylon, CircleID / 6 Jul 2016 (plus commentary following the post): “The Heritage Foundation are conservative, in the American political sense. So it’s not surprising that they’ve been linked to some of the anti-IANA transition stuff coming from Ted Cruz and Co… While I, and many others, would find the entire “jeopardizing free expression and enterprise” angle to be total bunkum, it is aimed at tapping into US conservative fears.”

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