Record Labels v. Web Pirates - Tech 24 talks to a music producer about a very 21st century battle

Beyoncé's new album was leaked online three weeks before its release date. Web piracy is the scourge of the record industry in the internet age. But the net has done as much good as harm, propelling unknowns like Justin Bieber to instant fame.

Creeping censorship? Despite tech giants' calls not to regulate, France bleeps out Facebook and Twitter on the airwaves.

Tech giants' warnings against regulation at the trail-blazing e-G8 forum have not swayed the French government's tough stance on web control. France moves towards blotting out Facebook and Twitter on TV and radio to limit "hidden advertising."