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.

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