Sarko urges web cooperation

NICOLAS Sarkozy urged internet leaders gathered in Paris for the e-G8 talks to work with governments and share fairly the benefits of a revolution he compared to the discoveries of Columbus, Galileo and Newton.

Opening a forum at which Google’s Eric Schmidt and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg will be among the speakers, Sarkozy heaped praise on an industry that has democratised information and helped enable the revolutions of the Arab Spring.