MafiAA cronyism & harassment
October 21, 2011 8:12 AM Subscribe
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A FOIA request by Chr
revealed that Obama administration officials, including Copyright Czar Victoria Espinel, Biden’s deputy chief of staff Alan Hoffman, and criminal prosecutor Lanny Breuer, negotiated the deal
between ISPs and copyright holders to punish subscribers
whose IP addresses participated in copyright infringement.
Another FOIA by Techdirt has exposed a New York City anti-piracy PSA contest for school kids as being directed
by NBC Universal, entrants must parrot
NBC's talking points and give up their copyright. Techdirt has now launched their own contest
that lets entrants present their own opinion.
Gavin “Tex” Warren, an investigator previous employed by anti-piracy group AFACT, the Australian arm of the MPAA's FACT group, discusses tactics used
to manipulate the police and lawmakers, including boosting statistics and linking piracy to drug trafficking.
The Sydney Morning Herald has outed AFACT's sibling the Movie Rights Group
as being a pornography bigwigs Matthew and Richard Clapham
has been signed
by 8 of 11 participants, with the remaining three, the E.U., Mexico, and Switzerland, have issued a joint statement affirming their intention to sign "as soon as practicable".