Justice Department Wants $5 Million To Bolster Its Efforts As Hollywood's Private Police Force

from the regulatory-capture dept

While the proposed Obama 2013 budget for the federal government is supposed to be about cutting extraneous expenditures, one area where it's seeking more money is to expand the Justice Department's copyright enforcement efforts. You see, this is what happens when you hand the Justice Department over to the RIAA and MPAA. DOJ is seeking an extra $5 million to focus on these kinds of efforts, to hire 14 new employees, including nine lawyers, claiming that it's "had an increase in the number of cases that we're dealing with in IP." Oh really? You mean like the case of Dajaz1? The site that the DOJ illegally held and censored for over a year? Perhaps if they had a few more lawyers on staff, someone would have taken the time to realize that they were supposed to give the domain back within a specified time frame. Or perhaps they could have used those people to realize that the site was posting music sent by the copyright holders. Of course, that's not what would happen. Instead, they'd just focus on seizing more sites and creating more collateral damage. The real question, of course, should be why are we allowing the government to be Hollywood's private police force?

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    Anonymous Coward, 15 Feb 2012 @ 12:12pm

    What you don't seem to get Mike, is that it doesn't matter. You can expose their corruption and sheer idiocy all you want, it doesn't matter. It has never mattered. It will never matter.

    Proof? What's going on with dajaz1? What about with Roja? Lest we forget the mega mega conspiracy mega. The US are in full totalitarian force, of "Corporate America" and no one will stop them. Why? They are the money.

    All the efforts against SOPA/PIPA? Stopped dead in its tracks by the mega fail of the US gov. They have shown, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that they will abuse any power they have to protect dead legacy businesses.

    I wouldn't say it's pointless to try, but based on all your efforts and the response from your irresponsible government show it's wasted efforts and they're here to keep pushing more ridiculous laws to take away all your rights and freedoms, at the benefits of corporations that cannot adapt, but still have more than enough money to call the shots, and buy corrupted government agencies.

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