Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Nicolas Sarkozy called Web companies 'responsibility'

Internet is "a third globalization" but can not get rid of international rules and minimum: it is essentially the message that Nicolas Sarkozy has sent Tuesday, May 24, participants of the e-G8. As a prelude to the G8 in Deauville, the summit meeting in Paris for two days, 1,500 people, most from the new technology companies.

For President of the Republic, the advent of the Internet was a revolution comparable to the industrial revolution. "You have changed Tech News Buzz as well as Columbus and Galileo, Newton and Edison. This is irretrievably overall total revolution", launched Nicolas Sarkozy at the opening of the forum.

"One thing unique in history, this revolution does not belong to anyone, it does not flag or slogan, it is a common good. It was done without violence, by a miraculous combination of science and of culture. " PRIVACY AND MONOPOLIES But Sarkozy also stressed that "if technology is neutral and should remain, the uses are not" pointing out that the protection of minors and respect for privacy are universal principles.

"Do not let the revolution you started undermine the basic rights of individuals to privacy and to full autonomy," urged the French President, saying also that the emergence of new monopolies posed regulatory issues. Among the many guests of the forum are representatives of several companies heavily criticized for their policies on privacy or their quasi-monopoly, including Facebook and Google.

The executive director of search engine, Eric Schmidt, was also involved on Tuesday morning at a conference on growth. Returning at length on the issue of protection of copyright, the president called for "responsibility" of the creators of Web services. "The algorithms that make your power, the constant innovation that makes your strength, this technology is changing News Tech Buzz are your property and nobody will challenge it.

Each of you, each of us can understand that the writer, the director or performer can have the same rights. " MEANS OF PRESSURE OF STATES After two days of roundtable discussions, which should contribute notably Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, a list of recommendations will be given to participants of the G8 in Deauville.

Although his speech was intended rather seductive vis-à-vis new technology entrepreneurs, Nicolas Sarkozy has nevertheless reiterated that the States have means of pressure, including tax. "Remember that under the commitment of your business to contribute equitably to the nation's ecosystems will be appreciated that the sincerity of your promise," he said in a thinly veiled allusion to the tax practices of such giants as Google, which pay most of its European taxes in Ireland.

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