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    Chairman/CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, former Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd is not a happy camper.

    THR: How do you answer critics who say this legislation would be a threat to free speech online?

    Dodd: That’s the most offensive line of all. First of all, think about who the two authors of this bill are — Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Democrat, chairman of the Judiciary committee, member of the Judiciary Committee for 38 years, one of the greatest advocates of First Amendment free speech rights; John Conyers of Michigan, African-American member who's been on the Judiciary committee for years, as the chief co-sponsor of the House bill;

    You know the great H.L. Menken line: "When they tell you it's not about the money, it's about the money." So they bring up freedom of speech, break the Internet. But the fact of the matter is, it’s a huge revenue stream off of this.

    I'm going with Dodd on it is about the money, as far as those in congress that are supporting this. Lots of campaign money spread around does make a huge revenue stream..... for politicans.

    Rhetoric has to be matched with actions. "Only actions don't lie."

    by allenjo on Thu Jan 19, 2012 at 01:34:54 PM PST

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