Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Feb 2013 22:28 UTC, submitted by bowkota
In the News "The last time we looked at Silicon Valley's lobbying efforts, Google was the big spender and Apple the piker. That hasn't changed much in the past nine months. In fact, Google increased its political spending in 2012 - a Presidential election year - by nearly 90%, while Apple reduced its by 13%." Anti-SOPA or no, that's a hell of a lot of money. This should be illegal - it's thinly veiled corruption.
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RE[2]: Corruption
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 15:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Corruption"
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If that isn't a form of corruption then I don't know what is.

In US spending money to influence politicians and government officials is lobbying and legal. In EU the same thing is illegal and called corruption.

It might be just a small cultural difference. ;)

If you honestly believe that there aren't any lobbyists in the EU, then I have a bridge I'd like to sell you... no cheques, cash only.

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