Guess who Is head of the Motion Picture Association of America? (The chief proponent of SOPA.) Former Senator Chris Dodd. That makes sense.
Yes the former Senator from Connecticut- Mr. I got a sweetheart deal from Countrywide Financial on my mortgage yet I still refer to myself as a financial “reformer”- Chris Dodd. The guy is out of office and he continues to wreck havoc from the political grave.
And boy, he is not happy with all the anti-SOPA sentiment. Just when old Hollywood thought that it was about to close the deal, the American people rose up in opposition.
This is an excerpt from his most recent open letter:
“Only days after the White House and chief sponsors of the legislation responded to the major concern expressed by opponents and then called for all parties to work cooperatively together, some technology business interests are resorting to stunts that punish their users or turn them into their corporate pawns, rather than coming to the table to find solutions to a problem that all now seem to agree is very real and damaging.
It is an irresponsible response and a disservice to people who rely on them for information and use their services. It is also an abuse of power given the freedoms these companies enjoy in the marketplace today. It’s a dangerous and troubling development when the platforms that serve as gateways to information intentionally skew the facts to incite their users in order to further their corporate interests.
A so-called “blackout” is yet another gimmick, albeit a dangerous one, designed to punish elected and administration officials who are working diligently to protect American jobs from foreign criminals. It is our hope that the White House and the Congress will call on those who intend to stage this “blackout” to stop the hyperbole and PR stunts and engage in meaningful efforts to combat piracy.”
SOPA is supported by the unions, the bloated Hollywood system that refuses to change, and Chris Dodd. That alone should be enough to make any rational person rise up in opposition. The fact that SOPA firebombs the 1st amendment, well that’s bad too.