France's Odd Internet Laws Explained: Fairness Vs. Innovation

Fast Company: "The world stared in befuddled amusement as France banned the words "Twitter" and "Facebook" from TV. Slammed throughout the media as regulatory lunacy and ridiculous, the decree has appeared to many as a Luddite goverment's ham-fisted attempt to control a new technology it doesn't fully understand. From the French perspective, these measures are mere extensions of a deeply entrenched legal tradition of prioritizing fairness over competition, believing that the Internet's love affair with a marketplace of ideas can become little more than unregulated "anarchy."

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