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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 07:17 AM

5. Many Support The Concept But Never Read The Bill...

I've been following the digital/Hollywood/Record Company battles for over 20 years...starting with trying to squash the development of digital recording devices to Napster and the recording industry's hold on controlling what music is distributed and where and now with movies. No doubt the MPAA spread a lot of money and misinformation around hoping to get this draconian bill passed before anyone really knew what was in it. Typical Washington.

I saw this same game play out when the record companies attempted to shut down Internet radio a couple years ago and it appears the MPAA is about to blink. Yesterday's black out not only gained public attention to the issue but also forced some in the beltway to take a look at the langugage of the bill other than taking Chris Dodd's word for it.

Is piracy a problem? Of course. But someone said it properly...this bill uses a flame thrower where a fly swatter is needed. However I hold no tag sales for the Hollywood studios or recording companies. For the better part of the last century they dominated what we see and hear and charged whatever they felt making their members very wealthy. Maybe, just maybe, yesterday was a wake-up call for those people to draft a better bill...

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