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Oh Sarkozy

A new law in France makes it illegal for nonaccredited journalists to record acts of violence.
“The law, which was proposed by Minister of the Interior, and French Presidential hopeful, Nicolas Sarkozy has been designed to criminalize a range of public order offenses.”
Sarkozy spoke to a conference of bloggers in France late last year.
If such a law were passed in the US, we’d assume it was because the government was getting ready to commit acts of violence that they didn’t want people to see on the web. The French would probably talk about how we’d lost it in the USA.