from the world-we-live-in dept
The company also has been known to hit back at those who accuse of it of being complicit with copyright infringement, and its latest move is to try to counter all that lobbying by the RIAA and the MPAA by hiring the giant DC-based lobbying firm Dutko (which, admittedly, has been having its own problems lately.
Of course, just hiring a lobbying firm isn't likely to change things by itself. You can bet that the RIAA and MPAA are spending a hell of a lot more on lobbying against RapidShare. But it really is a sign of the times that a European company feels the need to hire lobbyists just to explain to US politicians that setting up web servers that host content is not automatically about copyright infringement.