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Politicians Turned Away from Entertainment Industry

Politicians Turned Away from Entertainment Industry

Added: Saturday, January 21st, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Online protests against entertainment industry taking over the American Justice system seem to have got the message to the US politicians that the world is hacked off with them. Press reports show that those politicians who stood for the entertainment industry are now switching sides. The reason is that they finally realized that their careers will be that much tougher when they are treated negatively by their voters.


Apparently, the entertainment industry is realizing that its Washington campaign is faltering. For example, the Motion Picture Association of America described the opposition as an “abuse of power”. In other words, the MPAA really doesn’t know what to do. Recently, Wikipedia, the global free online encyclopedia, went offline for 24 hours. Google and others also used the black censorship bars in attempts to draw attention to what had earlier been a legislative proposal to curb access to foreign websites engaged into infringing the copyright.

Websites that participated in the blackout asked their visitors to reach their legislators on the question, and perhaps they did exactly that. After that, such sponsors of the bill as Senators Roy Blunt, Chuck Grassley, Marco Rubio, and many more announced that they were withdrawing their support. Meanwhile, the others began to attack Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for rushing the Senate version of the legislation. However, it can’t be Reid’s fault, because he was just doing what he was told. In addition, with political apathy in America about such issues he could think it was good to get campaign contributions from the entertainment industry for the coming elections.

In switching sides, some of the earlier bill supporters called it “deeply flawed”, while the others cited “unintended consequences” able to stem from the proposed legislation. All of them claimed that they supported taking action against Internet piracy. The others specified that they supported changes to the law.

Creative America – a studio- and union-supported outfit fighting online piracy, started a TV advertising campaign to air in the areas of key legislators. For example, in Times Square, it turned on a digital pro-SOPA and PIPA billboard in space offered by News Corp that owns Fox Studios. Meanwhile, Rupert Murdoch is again known as a support of SOPA and PIPA and has dubbed Google a pirate.

January 21st,2012

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Date:  Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Comments (15) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-01-21 21:09:59)
nobs68 avatarRupert Murdoch has the cheek to call Google pirates. He is one of the biggest. Corrupt also I mean look at what his company has been up to in England.
I bet phone hacking is just the tip of the iceberg. Horrible man he is.

posted by (2012-01-21 21:12:13)
nobs68 avatarAnd why do they call it the entertainment industry. It is very rare that they entertain.
Most of what they produce is utter garbage.

posted by (2012-01-21 22:07:15)
No avatarJust so you know, chrisdood of the MPAA has in the last 30 hours been very open in damnding the governments and saying if they dont push the sopa and pipa laws through, chrisdood will never send them money again to save their careers.

well as everybody on twitter is saying, if that doesnt stink of arrogance and curruption and dont know what will. I just hope the higher ahtorities like the FBI now listen and take the mpaa and riaa down a peg and convict them.

posted by (2012-01-21 23:00:52)
TrojanMouse avatar@silentninja,

I don't think the FBI has the balls to take on either the MPAA or RIAA, let alone bring any charges against them (or any elected officials).

The only time the FBI acts in situations like that is when everyone knows what the guilts person/company did and either the public DEMANDS action or the FBI has no choice...

posted by (2012-01-21 23:29:42)
No avatarVoters are finally becoming more important to politicians than payoffs from the almighty EI? Cheeses, what´s the world coming to?

posted by (2012-01-22 00:38:33)
Brynn217 avatarThey could always use the remarks that Chrisdood made as evidence of bribery

posted by Site Friend (2012-01-22 03:51:25)
Bigdad47 avatarMaybe the many voices of the people are finally being heard instead of the many dollars of the entertainment execs, for now anyway. As you all know, they won't stop crying until they get their way. At least this dangerous and disasterous
law was killed for now! Way to go PEOPLE!!!

posted by (2012-01-22 10:41:18)
No avatarIt sames to take people a long time to see what big government and the are doing to us small people, just look at this one Rupert Murdoch " wire tapping and goodness knows what else.

posted by (2012-01-22 13:35:51)
No avatarthis is not a victory. if they were not so greedy in the bill it may very well have remained passed. they are becoming more and more aggressive. look at what happened with megaupload. also more and more people are getting their internet service cut off by their providor. im afraid if they come up with a reasonable bill it will pass and stay pass. i don't know what i would do if i couldn't download. it would be so very depressing.

and if you think the power is in the numbers, most downloaders are not old enough to vote. i dont know any one here in california that doesnt smoke weed. there are despensories every where, yet when prop 19 was on the ballot (legalized weed for rec. use) it couldn't even get passed. the most liberal state in the us where almost every smokes weed and its gets voted down.

they are not even looking at this through the right light. if they just released the blu-ray the same day as in theaters they could stand to make so much more money. we want the movies and we want them now. we dont want to wait. they should just listen instead of punishing us for loving movies. there is way too much of a generation gap. they are just clueless, but they have all the power.

posted by Blocked (2012-01-22 19:11:13)
No avatarMoney, Money, NO Money, No Honey
Those politicians are playing both prostitutes and patrons.

posted by (2012-01-22 20:50:43)
No avatarJust a break until after the elections then the pigs will be back at the trough.

posted by ET junkiemen (2012-01-23 02:26:11)
4GET avatarwe as voters have the say!now politicians are ducking for cover.thanks to a group we all read about in recent articles !took them 90 mins to shove a bomb were it hurts..thanks

posted by Blocked (2012-01-23 08:54:41)
No avatarI'm truly suprised you have not yet posted an article on the demise of Mega Upload and the fall of Kim Dotcom. It truly shows the power and pressure the MPAA/RIAA backed U.S. Government truly has in the world. Lavish torrent site owners/admins/operatives should truly fear when they are profiting from advertising revenues. File sharing is supposed to be free yet we are seeing a trend in how greed such as that from Kim Dotcom, and his playboy-style attitude led to his undoing. Discretion is at all times futile in this particular industry. Free Kim! LoL.

posted by (2012-01-24 02:48:31)
DoninLouisiana avatarFrom my State senator after I contacted him regarding his support of this proposed legislation:

Thank you for contacting me in opposition to the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (PROTECT IP). I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue, and I agree with you.

As you may know, this bill is still being negotiated and amended in the United States Senate. You will be pleased to know that I recently withdrew my endorsement of the Protect IP Act. While I have been pushing hard for changes regarding internet freedom and national security, I feel that these concerns have not been fully addressed in this bill. I believe that pushing the bill forward in its current form will only jeopardize the delicate balance of public and private interests that our copyright and patent laws were intended to protect. Rest assured I will keep your thoughts in mind as the Senate considers this legislation.

posted by (2012-01-26 23:43:32)
BoobsMan69 avatarI went to the movies last weekend and looking at the previews was a joke. The same ole same ole. I mean come on...Beauty and the Beast 3D, Titanic 3D, another damn 300ish movie??!!

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