[JakartaGlobe] Internet’s Big Names Prepare to Woo World Leaders at ‘E-G8’

With blogs and Tweets oiling the wheels of revolutions in some countries and scans and downloads sparking trade disputes in others, the stakes are high for leaders seeking to promote and profit from the Web but also to regulate it.

Under the guise of a pseudo-consultative process, it is the governments’ desire to control the Internet a bit more that is becoming apparent,” French Internet freedom campaign group La Quadrature du Net wrote on its Web site.

Sarkozy has called for “a civilized Internet” and has proposed another gathering, on online copyright protection, ahead of the November meeting of leaders of the Group of 20 [...]