Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Nov 2011 23:05 UTC
Google "Google is considering ditching the U.S. Chamber of Commerce out of frustration with its support for legislation that would force Internet companies to police websites that peddle pirated movies and fake Viagra. The rumblings of a defection - a potentially serious blow to one of Washington's most powerful lobbies - come weeks after Yahoo left the Chamber in October, largely over its support of Sen. Patrick Leahy's online piracy bill, the PROTECT IP Act." What, the US Chamber of Commerce is a front for the pharmaceutical and content industries? I'm shocked.
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So What
by tomcat on Fri 4th Nov 2011 23:19 UTC
tomcat
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What, the US Chamber of Commerce is a front for the pharmaceutical and content industries? I'm shocked.


You say that like it's a bad thing. These industries have a right to be represented, and to defend their revenue. Google is trying to make money on their backs, so it's not hard to understand why there's a conflict.

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