back to article Google, Facebook etc rush to defend US govt in last-minute ICANN internet takeover lawsuit

A slew of internet organizations have come to the support of the US government in a last-minute lawsuit designed to prevent the handover of critical internet functions at midnight on Friday. The Internet Association – which represents Google, Amazon, Facebook et al – plus the Internet Society, Internet Infrastructure Coalition …

  1. BillG Silver badge
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    Well Done

    attorneys general

    Good grammar.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    Judgement Heuristics

    If Google and Facebook are for, then I'm against.

    I find I can rarely go wrong that way.

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Re: Judgement Heuristics

      Can't argue your point. I assume this is a move to make legal action against these MegaCorps even more cumbersome with longer paper trails to figure out who to charge or which local laws apply to which countries and which don't during the ... well you get the point. Easier for large corps to push a kill switch and a bath of snakes for the lesser people and companies to get out of.

      Wait, I must be drunk, this is what we want after all, what we asked for right?

      P.S. You can't save this.

      1. Anonymous Coward
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        Re: Judgement Heuristics

        I fully support the US government, because time and again they've proven to be the best folk for managing the public interest. Oh yes.

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    Al Gore invented the internet

    so, presumably he can just switch it off if things don't go right.

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