[BoingBoing.net] France lobbies G8 for Internet control and censorship

Sarkozy's French government is hosting an "EG8" summit on Internet policy and have invited lots of technical people [...] the Sarkozy agenda is control and censorship. Jeremie from La Quadrature du Net sez :

"The Elysee (French Presidency) does not want to hear anything about cyberdissidents or freedom of expression, it wants 'control'." [...] (about the reasons behind the cancellation of a pre-G8 international conference on freedom of expression online)

This policy directly originated from the French presidency, and was imposed on the Foreign Affairs Ministry.[...]