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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    Jeffrey Nonken (profile), 13 Dec 2011 @ 2:18am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    "If your site is legal, you don't have anything to worry about..."

    BWAH HAH HAH HAH HAH! Nothing to hide, nothing to fear.

    Not to mention that it's already been shown that a number of the media companies have already done DMCA takedowns on items that they don't own and on items they do own but gave to the sites for promotional purposes. I don't know where you got those rose-tinted glasses but the real world doesn't look like that.

    "...in fact, if someone tried to shut you down that way, you could sue their asses into the dirt for doing it."

    All you need is more money and better lawyers than, say, Warner Bros. Or Disney. Or both, since one could do a takedown the same day as the other. And -- silly me -- I figured most companies would rather spend their money on generating income than fighting in court.

    "The foolish assumption is that a single complaint will get your site shut down. It's bullshit, you know it."

    Apparently you either haven't read a single article in the last few months, or you just assume anything you don't want to hear is bullshit, or your reading comprehension approaches zero as a limit. This is exactly why we're fighting SOPA -- because it requires cutting off of support on a single accusation.

    Either that or you're a shill.

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