France's 'Google Tax' Sarkozy Threatens to Levy Internet Search Engines

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is mulling a recommendation to impose a tax on Internet ad revenues in France. The proposal is aimed at helping the French culture industries survive the new digital age. But critics say it is absurd, unworkable and will do little more than prop up failing business models.
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Cite de la Musique in Paris on Thursday.

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Cite de la Musique in Paris on Thursday.

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