[Spiegel.De] eG8 Summit in Paris: Activists Fear Sarkozy's Efforts to Tame Web

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is holding a summit in Paris this week with some of the world's most powerful online luminaries. Netizens worry that Sarkozy's motives might be suspect -- and that he could leave a legislative mess like the one in Germany. [...]

The summit is "a farce," says Jérémie Zimmermann, the cofounder and spokesman of the advocacy group "La Quadrature du Net," noting that Sarkozy has made it clear that he wants to impose his authoritarian ideas about regulation on his G-8 colleagues.

La Quadrature du Net, together with other Net activists and initiatives, already called for protests in advance of the summit. Under the slogan "G-8 vs. Internet," the group argues that the world's governments are "uniting to control and censor the Internet."