by Mike Masnick
Wed, Mar 30th 2011 12:18pm
The revolving door between companies and government isn't just a US phenomenon. Over in Europe, the EU Commission has hired one of the recording industry's top lobbyists to head up copyright issues, including the ongoing negotiations over ACTA and IPRED2. Prior to taking this new job Maria Martin-Prat's title was Deputy General Counsel, Director of Legal Policy and Regulatory Affairs at the IFPI. So now she gets to put in place the very one-sided policies that she lobbied for for years. That's what's known as regulatory capture, around these parts. Pretty amazing, really, that the EU would so blatantly abdicate the interests of citizens to a single industry.
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