Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Mar 2009 10:45 UTC
Legal We always try to avoid politics like the plague here on OSNews, but sometimes, it's hard to avoid it. Take the case of Joel Tenenbaum, who could be liable for over 1 million USD if the Recording Industry Association of America gets its way. While many hoped for a change of pace when it comes to these matters, Barack Obama's Department of Justice has squarely sided with the RIAA.
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orfanum
Member since:
2006-06-02

As in the case of Clinton before him, who was no foreign-policy dove, people will eventually wake up to the fact that Obama is just a politician, subject to the same pressures that any politician has to face from lobbyists and sectional interests. All these people will have to say to him now is "support us or see jobs go", and bang, you have Obama on your side, since no President in the current climate could afford to run the risk of having been part of a further decline in US fortunes.

And besides, there are things like this:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10024163-38.html

Who are the many that hoped for change here? Methinks they were fooling themselves.

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Edited 2009-03-24 11:15 UTC

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Absolutely. Obama is a talker, nothing more, not that most politicians who get anywhere near the top in our government do anything but talk and follow the money like a dog on a leash. I still can't decide whether he really believed he could change and is now realizing he can't do any of the things he insisted he could do, or if he knew all along, though I lean toward the latter situation. But no matter who gets elected in our system, you're simply going to have the same crap repeated daily. Inertia has a power all its own, and short of a massive reform and removal of the current politicians and government structure, it won't change at all. Our own system works exactly the way it was designed to work, and yet works against and underminds itself now, collapsing under its own inefficiency and those who milk it for everything they can.

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MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04



AbuHassan, I clicked your link, and found the most absolute nonsensical drivel, typical of the anti-Obama smears during the campaign. Why the hell did you post this garbage? It has zero to do with the issue at hand. It also paints you as a cerified wacko. The same goes for anyone that mods you up or voices agreement with your post. Good grief, there are lots of unhinged people walking around.

Those of you that are pissed about the DOJ's stance on this piracy thing, you'd do well not to throw your lot in with AbuHassan and his ilk, unless you want to lose all credibility for yourself and your cause.

Edited 2009-03-24 15:09 UTC

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Ralph Tirebiter for President. You can trust him - he's always right and he never lies.

We all know his platform - it's six inches off the ground so no hurts themselves if they fall off. He promises a guaranteed annual year - and one organism, one vote.

So vote Tirebiter - he's not insane!

(sponsored by the Tirebiter for political solutions committee)

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