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EU urges balance between Internet freedom and copyright

Governments must strike a balance between policing the Internet to protect copyright and upholding freedom of expression, EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding said on Sunday. Reding was reacting to a US crackdown on hundreds of websites accused of offering pirated music or movies or counterfeit goods, as well as calls…

French police round up Roma ahead of vote

MARSEILLE, France — French police on Tuesday rounded up more than 160 members of the Roma minority from a camp in Marseille, sparking the ire of rights groups some six months ahead of presidential elections. President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to make security a central theme of his re-election campaign…