Obama nominates Pro-SOPA lobbyist to lead Trans Pac Partnership talks

Remember SOPA? The hiddeous beast of a bill sponsored by Hollywood which sought to jam the file content sharing genie back in the bottle? The bill that the whole Internet world rose up against and forced the politicians to back down on? Remember that? Well one of the lobbyists who headed the effort to severely restrict the Internet so that the media companies could cling to their outdated business models has now been nominated by Obama to head the effort in the secret (to us –

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Why You Should Care About the Death of Internet Activist Aaron Swartz, The Internet Remains Free in Large Part Because of His Efforts

“Aaron’s death is not simply a personal tragedy. It is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach.”

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Hollywood Kills a Congressional Policy Paper on Copyright Reform, “Went Ballistic.”

The Motion Picture Association of America led by chief lobbyist, former Senator Chris Dodd, killed (it is denied officialy) a paper presented by the Republican Study Committee last Friday, which challenged long held views on copyright.

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