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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RE: So What
by JAlexoid on Fri 4th Nov 2011 23:44 UTC in reply to "So What"
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Google is trying to make money on their backs, so it's not hard to understand why there's a conflict.

Google may be getting a lot of revenue off their backs, however it's not about Google protecting their revenue streams(as those wouldn't be affected in any way by PROTECT IP).

What they are against(and I agree with their position on this one) is that they shouldn't be forced to police themselves and protect other companies revenue streams.

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