Break Down The Internet!

netmundial-brazilToday, April 23, in Brazil, we are having NetMundial, an event started by Brazilian government to think about ways to get out of the American Internet (yes the Internet you are using has nothing international, it’s the american domestic Internet extended to the world.

Two countries have already built their own Internet (almost): China and Russia. More countries are now joining the moment to escape digital colonization

The recent Edward Snowden revelations are acting as a wake up call for people and governments around the world.

My contribution to the debate was formulated as below:

1. Break down the current Internet, and Bring it back to its P2P root, with a decentralized but Interoperable Internet:
– decentralize the DNS (Open Root project)
– strengthen and normalize P2P naming
2. Independent International bodies limited to interoperability issues of the decentralized Internet network
3. International Agreement on network neutrality, neutrality of technical operators
4. Establish the Interpol of the Internet to enforce the Int’l agreement and address cross border activities, cybercrime and disputes
5. Hardware and software neutrality and Int’l body for labeling “neutrality” compliant providers
6. Offline rights automatically applied to online life of citizens
7. Local data storage, and ownership legislation to protect privacy and licensing
8. States rights to legislate on the Internet, and decline international agreement they deemed contrary to their interests.
9. Access to Internet as a Human rights


About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of, Founder of, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at

One Response to “Break Down The Internet!”

  1. Prof. Joggy

    That was on point – decentralization of the Internet. It now evident that only p2p solutions can help bring peace/neutrality into the world. That is why you see many geeks and special interest groups coming up with secure p2p solutions for their own use on the naked Internet. Examples are Bitcoin, Retroshare and Tor.

    There is power in the p2p networks. The above P2P solutions are some of the tools the African countries can use to gain control of their continent. But it is highly unfortunate that we are not knowledgeable to such extent.


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