QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 21st June 2011, 8:42am)
In his typical fashion of insulting wide groups of people
in order to bestow praise on one person, Jimbo mouths off about copyright, the Internet, and the wisdom of Russian leadership.
“Unfortunately Sarkozy thinks that the Internet must be controlled and regulated,” Wales said, describing the eG8 discussions during his press conference in Moscow. “At the G8 meeting, President Medvedev was the only person to say anything sensible whatsoever.”
Medvedev’s enthusiasm for all things online is one reason Wales is so excited about the future of the Internet in Russia. At his press conference, Wales suggested that all the journalists who planned to write about the event title their stories “Medvedev is the only world leader who actually understands the Internet.”
“He (Medvedev) put forward some proposals on the reform of the copyright law,” said Wales. “He understands that the problem is not only the issue of content producers versus pirates, although this question is of course important. He is also proposing that the law should explicitly recognize that there are people who want to share their work freely. So I’m excited about the future of innovation and the internet in Russia because of this.”
The only problem with this, is that WP is as controlled and regulated in manners of the correct political POV, and in the scotching of real criticism, as a lot of totalitarian states. Medvedev is making the analogy to underground literature in the former USSR, when all the "news" outlets were organs of the State, and everything else not underground was heavily censored. As for the rest, alas, WP:NOTSAMIZDAT.The samizdat, Jimbo, is Wikipedia Review.
Maybe journalists who plan to write about the event should title their stories THAT.