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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by JAlexoid on Fri 14th Oct 2011 17:42 UTC
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Money talks...

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by the_trapper on Fri 14th Oct 2011 20:34 in reply to "LOL!"
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Change we can believe in! LOL

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by sagum on Sat 15th Oct 2011 04:16 in reply to "LOL!"
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It sure does. When California's tax rates are 1% over 1 million earnings. Upto 10%... and a movie such as Avatar makes 2.5billion, I'm sure the California government are going to bend over backwards to help them out.

Just like they did when Steve Jobs wanted his new HQ building's built, and you can watch the recordings of it where he just simply said Apple pay a lot in tax, and it'd be a shame if the california state lost the tax if they had to move their HQ.

Hollywood have california in their pocket, if it wasn't for hollywood and Apple, they'd be in more serious money problems then they already are!

Edited 2011-10-15 04:18 UTC

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RE[2]: LOL!
by Kivada on Sat 15th Oct 2011 04:38 in reply to "RE: LOL!"
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Don't try to throw it all on Apple, it's all of silicon valley, hell, don't remember Enron?

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