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: Comment by andih
by tylerdurden on Sat 15th Oct 2011 22:31 UTC in reply to "Comment by andih"
tylerdurden
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2009-03-17

Ironic, Capitalism is by definition irrational and insane. It is based on a metric which has no correlation with physical reality (insane) and operates of abstract subjective expectations (irrational).

That "rational and sane" Capitalism I am sure is stored right next to that mythical true Scotsman people from Aberdeen have been looking for the past millennia.

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RE[2]: Comment by andih
by ricegf on Mon 17th Oct 2011 11:49 in reply to "RE: Comment by andih"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Capitalism is the worst of all possible economic systems, except for all of the others. :-)

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