Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Internet rules at center of 'e-G8' forum in Paris

By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press- France wants better regulation of the Internet. Google's executive chairman says policymakers should tread lightly and avoid "stupid" rules.
Bridging such differences about how the Internet could or should be more regulated took center stage Tuesday at an "e-G8" meeting aimed to parlay the digital world's growing economic clout into a cohesive message for world leaders at the Group of Eight summit later this week in Normandy.
The two-day Paris gathering has brought together Internet and media world gurus such as Google Inc. executive chairman Eric Schmidt, News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. And the discussion includes issues such as protecting children from "evil stuff" on line, preventing illegal downloading of copyrighted materials and shielding Facebook users from unsolicited invitations.
The e-G8 comes amid concerns in the industry that some countries — including several in Europe such as France — have taken measures or enacted laws that could curb Internet freedoms.
This is not what we need! Law makers need to stay out of the internet! You cant regulate and make laws about it, so go ruin something else. What is your say on Internet laws?

1 comment:

  1. The internet doesn't need policing, not like this. :/ This is bad news.