by Mike Masnick

Filed Under:
barack obama, dan glickman, lobbying


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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    PaulT (profile), 7 Nov 2008 @ 12:11am

    On the other hand, you can guarantee that they *will* be lobbying Obama's administration the second they're able to. At least there's some hope he'll listen to opposing points of views, whereas McCain would probably have listened to the industry lobbyists and nobody else...

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