Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Sep 2010 22:22 UTC
Legal Big Content, which already owns the Obama administration, is at it again - I guess mandatory monitoring software to scan every computer's content isn't enough. A bi-partisan proposed bill would allow US federal courts to issue injunctions that would order domain registrars or registries to cease resolving the domain name of a copyright infringing website.
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RE: Wow.
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 13:40 UTC in reply to "Wow."
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"Big Content, which already owns the Obama administration


Sadly, it is not so.

Just look at the actions of the Obama administration regarding IP and copyright, as well as him appointing several pro-RIAA individuals at the very top positions of the DoJ (at least the #2 and #3). Take a look at the Obama administration trying to push ACTA onto the world. Just look at the Obama administration's stance on IP protection and copyright. Just look at Biden's pro-Big Content voting record.

As I've said before - Obama has tried (Congress screwed it up though*) to do some great things to finally bring America (kicking and screaming) into the modern world, but on the IP/copyright front, he's simply fighting for the wrong side in this the war.


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RE[2]: Wow.
by Adam S on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 13:58 in reply to "RE: Wow."
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No, it is so.

You can make any sort of implication you want, but you can't state it as fact. No administration is "owned", and injecting that opinion as fact is nothing more than flamebait. Sorry.

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RE[3]: Wow.
by fretinator on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 17:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Wow."
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I think the point is not that they "own" them in sense of some financial purchase, but that they own them in the philosophical camp - the Obama administration has repeatly come down on the side of the Big Content providers. Trying to push the ACTA treaty world-wide is an example of this. Perhaps these wheels were already set in motion by the previous adminiistration, bit his is certainly doing nothing to slow it down.

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RE[2]: Wow.
by koki on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 14:59 in reply to "RE: Wow."
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Thom, you seem to have been drinking too much of Stallman's kool-aid lately.

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