Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Oct 2011 16:57 UTC
Legal "Top-ranking Obama administration officials, including the US copyright czar, played an active role in secret negotiations between Hollywood, the recording industry and ISPs to disrupt internet access for users suspected of violating copyright law, according to internal White House e-mails. The e-mails, obtained via the Freedom of Information Act, show the administration's cozy relationship with Hollywood and the music industry's lobbying arms, and its early support for the copyright-violation crackdown system publicly announced in July. One top official even used her personal e-mail account at least once during the negotiations with executives and lobbyists from companies ranging from AT&T to Universal Music." You don't say. Totally did not see this coming. Major surprise. Who'da thunk?
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Parties? What parties?
by Mystif on Mon 17th Oct 2011 18:35 UTC
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Democans and Republicrats are opposite sides of the same coin. One wants to take from the middle class and give to the poor. One wants to take from the middle class and give to the rich. That's where the distinction ends.

Imagine the three classes in three concentric rings with thicknesses determined by population - The rich, the poor and the middle class... in the middle, of course. Now remove the middle class - that's where we are headed.

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