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View Diary: Countdown with Keith Olbermann - Jan. 18, 2012 (33 comments)

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  •  It's because he's a writer... (2+ / 0-)
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    CityLightsLover, nicolemm

    Creators of Intellectual Property have been begging for some action to be taken for years. It just so happens that the big-moneyed studios and corporations co-opted the process and turned it more into an assault against the internet rather than protection against theft. (Remember when they tried to outlaw VCRs?) I'm a member of a major music rights association, and they were pushing hard for it, and I'm sure that the screenwriters groups were, too.

    Unfortunately, very few people actually read the bill (Senators included) and didn't understand that it wouldn't do much to address piracy, but would have shocking effects on free speech.

    I'm for a government that's just big enough to meet the needs of this great country, and just small enough that it can't infringe on my liberties.

    by newinfluence on Thu Jan 19, 2012 at 07:17:36 AM PST

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