Sarkozy Pushes for Global Web Rules
French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday called on the world’s governments and the Web’s major participants to work together to establish a minimum set of global rules governing the Internet.
“I don’t believe in a minimum set of rules on a national level. [The] internet is global…we can’t continue to think that rules are national,” Mr. Sarkozy said in an opening speech to a group of representatives of online companies attending the e-G8 forum in Paris.
Governments and Web participants both need to make sure the Web remains a domain where human rights and creative freedoms are respected, but also look for ways to boost growth, he said.