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[5]: I'm sure......
by Digsbo on Sat 15th Oct 2011 19:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I'm sure......"
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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[6]: I'm sure......
by tylerdurden on Sat 15th Oct 2011 22:26 in reply to "RE[5]: I'm sure......"
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Ron Paul is a Republican.

Obama campaign slogans were also awesome, until the reality of the political system kicked in once he was in office. It would be pretty much the same with Ron Paul. There is also the issue that except for a couple of stand he is correct, he is bat shit insane on a plethora of others.

The system is too fundamentally dysfunctional for people to still harbor the nonsensical notion that electing someone from any of the major political parties will change anything.

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