writes "Thus were the words from a French report on a meeting of the
G8 nations and 150 representatives of companies from the
communications and information technology sectors.
A summit on cyber crime was held in Paris with the U.S. pushing
for total police power to bypass due process and other countries'
laws to catch cyber-criminals (as defined, of course, by the U.S.).
Note that public images of nudity in France are rated "G" while
U.S. protected "racial hatred speech" is a crime there.
The article from Le Monde can
be found in the original French or viewed in Babelfish. "
A number of people have submitted this recently from the recent G8 meeting. The U.S. apparently pushed very hard for major cyberpolicing actions, while France was one of the few nations in the group that adopted a more intelligent long-term view.