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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Comment by Berend de Boer
by Berend de Boer on Fri 14th Oct 2011 20:05 UTC
Berend de Boer
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2005-10-19

Obama cozying up to its major donors? Quelle surprise!

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RE: Comment by Berend de Boer
by WorknMan on Fri 14th Oct 2011 20:10 in reply to "Comment by Berend de Boer"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Obama cozying up to its major donors? Quelle surprise!


LOL, a liberal friend of mine told me recently that Obama was the best Republican president we've ever had ;)

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