Movie Industry

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
censorship, congress, hollywood, ice

Companies:
mpaa, nbc universal



Congress Proposes Giving Another $10 Million To ICE To Censor More Websites For Hollywood

from the not-cool dept

Ever wonder how many of your tax dollars are going to the federal government censoring music blogs based on no real evidence, but just the say so of the RIAA and MPAA? Well, in the newly proposed Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, just introduced in the Senate by Mary Landrieu, the federal government would like to set aside the following for the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) unit that is in charge of being Hollywood's private law enforcement wing:
Provided further, That not less than $10,000,000 shall be available for investigation of intellectual property rights violations, including the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination
Yup. At least $10 million of your hard earned dollars may be going to ICE to help them continue to be Hollywood's private police force, censoring websites without evidence. This is for just one year. You'd think with that kind of money, ICE could actually hire its own actors for the PSAs it's been putting on censored sites, rather than "pirating" a video put together by NBC Universal.

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 24 May 2012 @ 11:48am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: This is not censorship

    So did eejit... at least until he was questioned about it and admitted he had other copies. I'm not sure I buy your version any more than his. I believe that Megaupload was rife with warnings about not using it as a sole backup. Hard to believe those high-powered academic researchers and teachers failed to heed that warning.

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