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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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 12 Dec 2011 @ 3:31pm

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    "It seems that you guys are focused on a single solution, and are unable to think outside of that very small box."

    Because the existing solution is more efficient. If these other solutions were more efficient we would have adopted them already. Why should we be forced to adopt a less efficient solution just to meet some overreaching laws?

    The intent of these laws is to force everyone to adopt a less efficient solution because that would make it more difficult for independent content to compete with those who benefit from government established monopoly power. You even seem to almost admit this.

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