Re: Whats the problem???
"First, the internet has existed and got along just fine without any additional regulations or infringments or censorship."
The Internet has just "existed" and didn't grow from some hippy's magic bean. The Internet is an evolution of the Advanced Research Projects Agency network (ARPANET), a project of the US military. It is interconnected by numerous telecommunications companies (many of these are state-owned monopolies, many are money grabbing capitalists) - all of them are obliged to conform to the laws of the countries in which they operate - including laws concerning censorship.
The ITU has managed to keep countries cooperating enough to maintain worldwide telephony for decades - even between countries who really don't get on. So, on balance, they seem to be quite helpful and probably the right place to consider future cooperation on telecommunications matters - hence their name and their remit. If the US decides to interfere with ICANN (as some US politicians have previously suggested), the ITU would likely be the place where some degree of cooperation might be maintained/regained.