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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:22 PM

MPAA Chief Dodd Hints At Talks To Revive SOPA

Source: slashdot

"Christopher Dodd, the former Connecticut senator who now leads the MPAA, hasn't given up on his dream of censoring the Internet. In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, he said that Hollywood and the technology industry 'need to come to an understanding' about new copyright legislation. Dodd said that there were 'conversations going on now,' about SOPA-style legislation, but that he was 'not going to go into more detail because obviously if I do, it becomes counterproductive.' Asked whether the White House's decision to oppose SOPA had created tensions with Hollywood, Dodd insisted that he was 'not going to revisit the events of last winter,' but said he hoped the president would use his 'good relationships' with both Hollywood and the technology industry to broker a deal."

Read more: http://tech.slashdot.org/story/12/04/05/2315234/mpaa-chief-dodd-hints-at-talks-to-revive-sopa



Another attempt to strangle freedom of information. This needs to be nipped in the bud.

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Reply MPAA Chief Dodd Hints At Talks To Revive SOPA (Original post)
rayofreason Apr 2012 OP
krawhitham Apr 2012 #1
rayofreason Apr 2012 #2
woo me with science Apr 2012 #11
think Apr 2012 #3
anti-alec Apr 2012 #4
BB_Troll Apr 2012 #5
Fuddnik Apr 2012 #6
PatrynXX Apr 2012 #7
Dawson Leery Apr 2012 #8
OnyxCollie Apr 2012 #9
woo me with science Apr 2012 #10
LetTimmySmoke Apr 2012 #12

Response to rayofreason (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:23 PM

1. Who needs SOPA when you have CISPA

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Response to krawhitham (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:26 PM

2. 4% chance of passage...

...according to

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr3523

4% is not small enough.

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Response to rayofreason (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:32 AM

11. I have no clue how that website creates those numbers.

You posted at 3:26 pm that the website claimed a 4 percent chance. As I write this post, it says 2 percent. I scanned the website briefly and didn't see how they make their determinations or why they change so quickly. Perhaps I missed it.

The article I posted about this earlier suggests that CISPA's chances of passage are actually very good, given that the bill:

1. sailed through the House Intelligence Committee on a 17 to 1 bipartisan vote

2. has broad support in the House, with 106 co-sponsors, 10 of whom are committee chairmen.

3. unlike SOPA, has "explicit support from some of the technology industry’s biggest players, including Internet service providers like AT&T and Verizon, Web companies like Facebook, and hardware companies like IBM and Intel."


http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/watch-out-washington-cispa-replaces-sopa-as-internets-enemy-no-1/
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002527898

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Response to rayofreason (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:27 PM

3. Dodd sucks

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Response to rayofreason (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:32 PM

4. MPAA can go bite me.

 

And Dodd too. He betrays his Democratic principles every time he opens his mouth for this stupid anti-piracy company.

MPAA is nothing but a scam to reel in megabucks, and not paying back anything either.

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Response to anti-alec (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:56 PM

5. I'll second that motion.

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Response to anti-alec (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:03 PM

6. Dodd has always been a clueless tool.

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Response to rayofreason (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:30 PM

7. and Chris isn't in jail yet why?

Bribery is a heavy weight term you know

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Response to rayofreason (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:03 AM

8. Countrywide Chris belongs in jail.

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Response to rayofreason (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:55 AM

9. Chris "Friend of Angelo" Dodd

should do some prison time, like his buddies (and co-authors of the Help America Vote Act) Bob Ney & Tom Delay.

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Response to rayofreason (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:12 AM

10. Chris Dodd: Obama already involved in negotiations

to revive SOPA.

Here we go again.

Remember: Obama signed ACTA and then attempted to hide it from the US press by calling it a national security issue.

Again, these assaults are bipartisan. If we have learned one thing, it is that we need to watch our Congress and White House like hawks for backroom deals that benefit the one percent.



In other news, CISPA, an internet censorship/data spying bill that is even more extreme and invasive than SOPA, sailed through the House Intelligence Committee on a bipartisan vote and is now expected to pass easily: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002527898

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Response to rayofreason (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 03:59 AM

12. Chris Dodd is a dangerous person.

 

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