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Inside the US-Anglo-French plan to civilize the Internet. Get ready for international Internet regulation; top leaders from the US, UK, and France are making increasingly public statements about their plans to draft new rules that will make the 'Net more secure and will crack down on copyright infringers.

Inside the US-Anglo-French plan to civilize the Internet

In a speech back on February 4, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague sounded a dire warning about the state of the 'Net. The intelligence reports I see as Foreign Secretary show that just one criminal computer programme can harvest over thirty gigabytes of stolen passwords and credit card details from over a hundred countries in a matter of days, causing millions of pounds worth of fraud… Last year the national security interests of the UK were targeted in a deliberate attack on our defence industry. A malicious file posing as a report on a nuclear Trident missile was sent to a defence contractor by someone masquerading as an employee of another defence contractor. A simple URL shortener. Internet n'a pas à être "civilisé". Sarkozy to host key internet forum ahead of G8 summit. 24 May 2011Last updated at 05:08 Internet bosses are meeting in Paris at a 2 day forum arranged by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, as Christian Fraser explains The world's most powerful internet and media bosses are gathering in Paris for a two-day meeting hosted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Sarkozy to host key internet forum ahead of G8 summit

The heads of Google, Facebook and Microsoft are due to attend to discuss the future of the internet. The debate over whether - and how far - to regulate the internet is expected to dominate the forum. An exercise in censorship and control dressed up as a technology summit. Jeremie Zimmermann from La Quadrature du Net sez, The Internet is the place where we meet, speak, create, educate ourselves and organize.

an exercise in censorship and control dressed up as a technology summit

However, as we are at a turning point in early web history, it could either become a prime tool for improving our societies, knowledge and culture, or a totalitarian tool of surveillance and control. After 15 years of fighting the sharing of culture in the name of an obsolete copyright regime, governments of the World are uniting to control and censor the Internet. The black-out of the Egyptian Net, the US government's reaction to Wikileaks, the adoption of website blocking mechanisms in Europe, or the plans for 'Internet kill switches' are all major threats on our freedom of expression and communication. These threats come from corporations and politicians, unsettled by the advent of the Internet.

I was invited to the EG8 and declined. G8: Protect the Net. Privacy Policy Last modified: November 11, 2011 This Privacy Policy is continually under review to ensure your privacy and security.

G8: Protect the Net

This website, (the “Site”) is operated by Access (“We” or “Us”). We work hard to protect your privacy. NGOs release joint statement to EG8 Leaders & delegates. 36 NGOs are addressing their concerns about the way the eG8 has been organized and the issues that will be raised in a joint declaration published exclusively on

NGOs release joint statement to EG8 Leaders & delegates

In the wake of the G8 Summit on the Internet, organized in Paris on May 24th and 25th, AccessNow, La Quadrature du Net. Attac, etc want to highlight the importance of online freedoms and the access to Internet and make sure the participants are reminded of their responsibilities towards civil society, especially with regards to the current mideast uprisings. Among these NGOs, only 2 were invited at the Summit (Reporters Without Borders and Electronic Frontier Foundation). In its latest report published mon March 11th, Reporters Without Borders listed France as a country “under surveillance” and according to their barometer, 125 are jailed worldwide because of their online activity. Civil Society Statement to the e-G8 and G8. Jeremy Zimmerman. Soup — It’s surprising to come to France and find. Lawrence Lessig Introduction at e-G8‬‏ Khaled koubaa: JP Barlow : "The entire Hu... Jeff Jarvis: AM RT At #eG8, government...

Jeff Jarvis: At #eg8 I feel like a nati... Telecomix: Eric Schmidt say:"Technolo... Tariq KRIM: The fact that France is se... L'offensive américaine pour un Internet libre. Comment nous avons vécu l'eG8 de l'intérieur. Vidéo : Comment nous avons vécu l’eG8 de l’intérieur Récit déstructuré de notre participation au forum e-G8, qui a confirmé de nombreuses craintes ressenties à la lecture du programme...

Comment nous avons vécu l'eG8 de l'intérieur

L’invitation est venue en fin de semaine dernière. Notre train et notre hôtel réservés, nous arrivons à Paris au Jardin des Tuileries lundi soir, sous une chaleur de plomb, pour prendre possession de notre badge. Un badge « participant », bleu, qui donne accès à la salle des conférences ; contrairement à la presse aux badges jaunes qui est reléguée à l’extérieur.

C’est le lendemain matin, mardi, que les choses sérieuses commencent. Après avoir passé au moins quatre contrôles de sécurité, nous arrivons en salle de conférence où Nicolas Sarkozy doit prononcer le discours d’ouverture. Le ton est ainsi donné pour cet e-G8 Forum, où les internautes, les associations et les petites et moyennes entreprises sont reléguées au rang de simples spectateurs angoissés. Conférences sans intérêt, sauf une. Retour sur l'e-G8, la diplomatie de l'Internet. "Au coeur de l'e-G8", le dossier d'Eric Chaverou pour le site de France Culture.

Retour sur l'e-G8, la diplomatie de l'Internet

Bertrand de La Chapelle et Bernard Benhamou Th©Radio France. eG8 Internet Freedom.