It seems George Bush soon lost the stiff backbone that made a fleeting appearance last week and signed into law legislation that effectively provides th big studios and recording industry a blank cheque to be cashed again the taxpayers account.http://www.p2pnet.net/story/17303
The Big 4 music labels, Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG; and, Hollywood, Time Warner, Viacom, Fox, Sony, NBC Universal and Disney, now have their own official White House representative whose salary will be met by not by the corporate entertainment industry, but by American taxpayers.
Under ‘Protecting American Innovation,’ “President Bush Has Worked To Ensure That There Is A Level Playing Field Worldwide For American Businesses And Innovators, Free Of Counterfeiting And Piracy,” says a White House ‘fact sheet’, caps and all.
The cartels achieved it by causing George W. Bush to sign the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property (PRO IP) Act.
“In what must be one of their greatest triumphs yet, entertainment industry interests have greased a copyright Top Cop with his/her own copyright police into the White House — just before the present incumbent is replaced by a new president who might not be so amenable to corporate movie and music industry blandishments as George W’s administration,” p2pnet posted, referring to the PRO IP Act.
The rest of this report continues with more material on the details signed into law, it does seem then that if you splash enough cash you can get any law you want passed in the US, not that you,ll find anyone willing to investigate such a charge, chasing the sick, the very young, and the very old for alleged copyright infringement is more profitable it seems.