Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th May 2011 22:40 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Internet & Networking "John Perry Barlow - EFF co-founder, Grateful Dead lyricist, and, improbably, now a rancher - arrived in Paris and began tweeting up a storm from the e-G8 summit gathered there this week to discuss the future of the Internet." Incredible what Sarkozy is planning - how about he focus on the many problems in France the people there are actually suffering from?
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Some sample's of Sarkozy's wisdom
by twitterfire on Thu 26th May 2011 12:34 UTC
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"Although technology in and of itself is neutral, and must remain so, the way that Internet is used is not neutral."
"The universe that you represent is not a parallel universe which is free of rules of law or ethics or of any of the fundamental principles that must govern and do govern the social lives of our democratic states."
"Don't forget that behind the anonymous Internet user there is a real citizen living in a real society and a real culture and a nation to which he or she belongs, with its laws and its rules."
Artists "must not be despoiled of the fruit of their talent. That doesn't simply ruin them, but far worse, it enslaves them."
Governments "wish to enter into dialogue with you so that we can defend one another's interests."
"[I am] calling for collective responsibility."
"What I am calling for is for everyone to be reasonable."


If I were french I'd hang him by his feet with an ethernet cable on top of Eiffel tower. Theoretically speaking, ofc.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I usually don't agree with him, but in this case, can you explain what's wrong about these sentences ?

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acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

"What I am calling for is for everyone to be reasonable."

First of, what is reasonable to me may be totally unbearable to lots of people so, how it is possible to him to ask everyone to be reasonable?

"Although technology in and of itself is neutral, and must remain so, the way that Internet is used is not neutral." ...

As so, nothing is neutral about laws and rules on ours societies. What he is arguing is to take a biased system and try to apply it globally.

Governments "wish to enter into dialogue with you so that we can defend one another's interests. ...

Artists "must not be despoiled of the fruit of their talent. That doesn't simply ruin them, but far worse, it enslaves them."

This is disgusting, he is trying to hang on our sympathy to artists and their creations to hand over even more power to politicians and big corporations.

I agree with the original post, metaphorically, so to speech.

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