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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Big Fish. But a bigger pond.
by westlake on Sat 5th Nov 2011 22:09 UTC
westlake
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"What, the US Chamber of Commerce is a front for the pharmaceutical and content industries? I'm shocked"

The US Chamber of Commerce has 300,000 members and its regional affliates 3 million.

It is not in the least unusual for a hot button political issue to expose dissenting factions within any organization.

But you have to be realistic.

The ordinary member of a Chamber of Commerce shares nothing in common with Google other than the hope that an add click will translate into a sale.

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