Kerry: Internet ‘Needs Rules to Be Able to Flourish and Work Properly’

by Daniel Halperin | The Weekly Standard  |  published on May 19, 2015

In a speech today in South Korea, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Internet “needs rules to be able to flourish and work properly.” This, according to Kerry, is necessary even for “a technology founded on freedom.”

Speaking on behalf of the Obama administration, Kerry said that Internet policy is “a key component of our foreign policy.”

Kerry made his remarks in the context of talking about how international law is applicable to the Internet. “As I’ve mentioned, the basic rules of international law apply in cyberspace. Acts of aggression are not permissible. And countries that are hurt by an attack have a right to respond in ways that are appropriate, proportional, and that minimize harm to innocent parties. We also support a set of additional principles that, if observed, can contribute substantially to conflict prevention and stability in time of peace. We view these as universal concepts that should be appealing to all responsible states, and they are already gaining traction,” said Kerry.

  • Mike_Travis

    “Rules” for a corrupt politician means CONTROL, and any time a corrupt politician has control of something, they milk it dry then blame someone else for destroying the industry. Typical communist in action.

  • Ronney

    One of my prayers would be for someone to assassinate the brain dead piece of shit. He is only a puppet doing the antichrists work.

    • Mike_Travis

      Your call is both unlawful and unwise. What is needed is to arrest the criminals then prosecute them according to the laws they violate.

      • Ronney

        Ya like that is going to happen.

  • George Cullen

    The internet has flourished quite well
    Without government shepherding.
    Woops, I meant intrusion and corruption.

  • ijohnc1

    In God we trust, all others must be democratic /communists

  • John VanderKelen

    Come on Kerry speak clearly if you want a one world government to which the United States relinquishes its sovereignty.

  • curtmavi38

    I would like to know when anything Kerry and Obama did came out right. The internet has been here for some time and has worked, if it is not broke don’t fix it. meh

    • ijohnc1

      You are so right, who in the hell put the international community in charge of any space let alone cyber space, the guy again has his hat on backwards, cheez, what a smuck


        true patriot

  • KDC

    “In a speech today in South Korea, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Internet “needs rules to be able to flourish and work properly.”
    maybe he should be saying this to the current administration. How about adhering to the laws already in place? Kerry is full of hot air and as corrupt as the rest!

  • ijohnc1

    What would a swift boating, muslim supporter know about how well the internet works, after all he is the champion of global warming/climate change, time for this gigolo to head home where he is has someone dumb enough to believe all the crap he espouses.

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