Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Mar 2010 23:18 UTC
In the News And thus, our true colours reveal. Since Obama was the young newcomer, technically savvy, many of us were hoping that he might support patent and/or copyright reform. In case our story earlier on this subject didn't already tip you off, this certainly will: Obama has sided squarely with the RIAA/MPAA lobby, and backs ACTA. No copyright and/or patent reform for you, American citizens!
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by LB06 on Sat 13th Mar 2010 20:02 UTC in reply to "Smug"
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Well I'm not from the US, so I don't really have an informed opinion about this, just a theoretical one.

My hypothesis is that it's not so much the president who's to blame, but the environment in which a president has to operate. One could say that the political system is being held hostage by lobbyists, making it very hard to keep one's integrity or to 'change' anything at all. The system's become way too rigid I believe.

But on the the other hand, if there's someone who might be able to 'change' the system it would be the president. So I really don't know what to think of Obama. Either he's a man who is really striving for change but is unable to achieve this under the current circumstances, or he is just another politician who just used the word 'change' to spin his campaign.

edit: I believe I'm trying to say what Lennie's saying.

Edited 2010-03-13 20:10 UTC

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