Overhype

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
barack obama, dan glickman, lobbying

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mpaa



Don't Worry About MPAA's Congrats To Obama

from the step-back-from-the-ledge dept

A bunch of folks have been sending in Wired's short article claiming that the MPAA is "already lobbying Obama." And, while I'm certainly never one to suggest that the MPAA isn't full of sneaky tricks, this is hardly anything to get worked up about. I don't even understand why Wired posted it, other than to get people angry. The MPAA, like pretty much every major lobbying organization, put out statements congratulating Obama. That's what you do as a lobbying group, and it's entirely meaningless at this point. I have no doubt that the MPAA will pull plenty of misleading stunts over the next four years, and most likely will convince all sorts of politicians, including Obama, to put into place bad laws. But a simple congratulations statement from a lobbying group is hardly a sign of impending doom.

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    Killer_Tofu (profile), 7 Nov 2008 @ 5:30am

    Hey Mike

    Mr Masnick I am going to write you in as a suggestion to the Obama group for that new copyright czar position. You can help insure that the industries wouldn't ruin our country and the world more.
    Whether you would accept if he actually did come and ask is a whole nother story. =P

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