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French President Nicolas Sarkozy has a fairly tempestuous relationship with the Internet. He's the man who backed the controversial "Hadopi" laws that kick copyright infringers offline—the model for "three strikes" legislation around the planet.Sarkozy has proposed taxes on Internet use and has talked regularly about creating a "civilized" Internet. And now he's taking his campaign global.
Next month Sarkozy plans to bring politicians from around the G8—the economic forum France founded in the 1970s that includes the U.S., Japan, Russia, Germany, the U.K., Canada, and Italy (and, of course, France itself)—and get them in the same room as some of the technology industry's most powerful figures. Names on the guest list include Eric Schmidt of Google, Jack Ma of Alibaba, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. They'll be talking about the future of the Internet, and items up for discussion include copyright, piracy, privacy, security, and the cloud.
The film was widely circulated in Peer-to-Peer networks which led to its commercial success.
The movie gained recognition in part for being widely distributed through Internet peer-to-peer networks and its producer publicly thanked users of these networks for this.
Originally posted by Vanishr
reply to post by ironfalcon
This is very scary, imagine how isolated and alone everyone would feel if you couldnt freely communicate on the net........
Once they've done that the only option we will have is to take to the streets, under martial law, i dont suppose we'll stand much of a chance there.... Unless its the US and everyone has a Gun.
Originally posted by ironfalcon
Elite-controlled Internet 2 displacing the Free Internet would cause a cataclysmic effect on the business and financial world.