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    Just Bob

    NO!!!  They dropped the freakin' charges -- or at least wanted them dropped.  I'm talking about Reed-Elsevier, Hollywood, Wiley-Blackwell, Simon & Schuster, and any other publishing and producing entity that benefits from this system.

    I agree "content creators" is an overly broad brush.  After all, academic content creators generally don't get a cent for their trouble directly, and just relatively modest indirect benefits.  But the Democrats in particular are cozy with a system that involves eight-figure book royalties or fees for movie appearances for a select few, and nine and ten-figure profits for production and printing companies that get passed down to heirs of the original copyright holders that had nothing to do with the content's creation, at the expense of free competition, intellectual inquiry and fair use.  It's the same mentality that is leading the Obama Administration to support the publisher in a case (Kirtsaeng v John Wiley) that if it goes in the publisher's favor, may effectively ban individuals from reselling used items that are rightfully ours.

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