Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Oct 2011 16:57 UTC
Legal "Top-ranking Obama administration officials, including the US copyright czar, played an active role in secret negotiations between Hollywood, the recording industry and ISPs to disrupt internet access for users suspected of violating copyright law, according to internal White House e-mails. The e-mails, obtained via the Freedom of Information Act, show the administration's cozy relationship with Hollywood and the music industry's lobbying arms, and its early support for the copyright-violation crackdown system publicly announced in July. One top official even used her personal e-mail account at least once during the negotiations with executives and lobbyists from companies ranging from AT&T to Universal Music." You don't say. Totally did not see this coming. Major surprise. Who'da thunk?
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I'm sure......
by OMRebel on Fri 14th Oct 2011 17:41 UTC
OMRebel
Member since:
2005-11-14

I'm sure it was Bush's fault too. j/k

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RE: I'm sure......
by Kivada on Fri 14th Oct 2011 18:55 in reply to "I'm sure......"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

Go look up "Citizens United" as to why the US political system it fucked.

Remember, corporations are people and are allowed to buy the government wholesale with money laundered through a "501(c)(4)" and a PAC.

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RE[2]: I'm sure......
by bnolsen on Fri 14th Oct 2011 18:59 in reply to "RE: I'm sure......"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

It's a 2 way street. Men of conviction can't be bought.

It's of extreme importance to elect people who have integrety who won't be swayed or corrupted by people with money.

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