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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RE[3]: I'm sure......
by LobalSurgery on Fri 14th Oct 2011 19:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I'm sure......"
LobalSurgery
Member since:
2006-09-07

The issue with politics is not simply that power corrupts, but that positions of power tend to attract the easily corruptible. We vote for those that are most likely to misrepresent us.

We should be electing those that scream "I don't want that job!"

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RE[4]: I'm sure......
by OMRebel on Fri 14th Oct 2011 20:22 in reply to "RE[3]: I'm sure......"
OMRebel Member since:
2005-11-14

We desperately need a real third party here in the US. I didn't bother voting in the last POTUS election because I thought both candidates were worthless. Where is Ross Perot when we need him? lol

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RE[5]: I'm sure......
by Digsbo on Sat 15th Oct 2011 19:42 in reply to "RE[4]: I'm sure......"
Digsbo Member since:
2011-10-04

Have you considered Ron Paul? He's the only candidate interested in reducing bank influence and ending aggressive US foreign policy. Though I don't know specifically what his IP/Copyright policies are, I can't imagine he'd believe in perpetual copyright, and I know he's against violation of due process/civil rights.

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RE[4]: I'm sure......
by walker on Fri 14th Oct 2011 20:33 in reply to "RE[3]: I'm sure......"
walker Member since:
2011-10-14

True, but difficult to do.

Anyone who seeks power is unfit to wield it.

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