Rupert Murdoch Personally Lobbies Congress For SOPA And PROTECT IP

from the wouldn't-he-just-love-that? dept

Well, well. Apparently dealing with the fallout from the News of the World reporters hacking into phones in the UK isn't keeping Rupert Murdoch busy enough. He showed up in DC last week to make a personal plea to Congress to support SOPA and PIPA and censor the internet. It's been clear for quite some time that Rupert Murdoch doesn't get the internet. His history is littered with massive and expensive internet failures. So it's no surprise that he's lobbying hard for a law like SOPA and PIPA, which will restrict up and coming online competitors and help clear out some of the field so that maybe he and his son James can finally get their wish to turn the internet into something that looks a lot more like TV: with the big media conglomerates delivering the content, and everyone else just consuming (and paying for) it.

Filed Under: copyright, lobbying, pipa, protect ip, rupert murdoch, sopa
Companies: news corp.


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    Gwiz (profile), 12 Dec 2011 @ 8:27am

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    If your site is legal, you don't have anything to worry about - in fact, if someone tried to shut you down that way, you could sue their asses into the dirt for doing it.

    Yeah, OK, sure you could. But, of course this would all take place after your funds have been cut off. And who would you sue? The payment processors? Can't do that because they would shielded from liability. Not only that, the payment processors have lots of reasons to cut you off to avoid liability themselves and absolutely no reason to reinstate if you did somehow prove you were 100% legal.

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