re: France Telecom Accused Of Holding YouTube Videos Hostage
This is just another in a series of internet peering disputes where asymmetric traffic loads has one side demanding to be paid instead of providing free peering. It becomes newsworthy because Google and its YouTube franchise is involved. Google will try to turn this in to a net neutrality issue when it really isn't. Google just wants to save money instead of having to pay more to their backbone carrier Cogent, whose costs would rise with peering partners.
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury.