[BoingBoing.net] Fight back against Sarkozy's EG8 -- an exercise in censorship and control dressed up as a technology summit

Jeremie Zimmermann from La Quadrature du Net sez,

As a host of the G8, France's president Nicolas Sarkozy wants to step up centralized control over the Internet. He has convened world leaders to a summit aimed at working towards a 'civilized Internet' a concept he borrowed from the Chinese government. [...]

The Internet allows us to express our opinions universally. The Internet unites us and makes us strong. It is a space in which the common civilisation of our diverse planet meets. [...]

I was invited to the EG8 and declined. I believe it's a whitewash, an attempt to get people who care about the Internet to lend credibility to regimes that are in all-out war with the free, open net. [...]

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