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EU digs trenches in 'real battle' over the future of the internet

ZDNet - The EU has set out its common position on proposed changes to global telecoms rules, which may see a UN agency given control over the internet for the first time.

The European Union has set out its position in the looming fight over control of the internet, arguing that it should 'stay open and global'.

"There is a real battle about how to govern the internet," digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes said in a statement on Friday. "The European Union's firm view is that the internet works. If it ain't broke, don't fix it."