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#1 De.Bug

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 18:11

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The White House has been petitioned to investigate the MPAA and their lobbying tactics after the CEO of the MPAA, Chris Dodd, released a statement threatening to not support politicians who would not support 'the industry'.


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Posted 22 January 2012 - 18:23

Better, but I'm guessing they only do it because it went public.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 18:42

It's important to note, this is merely an online petition. There's nothing official about this, anybody can go onto the White House website and create a petition of their own.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 19:00

A whitehouse.gov account is required to sign Petitions

...good way to harvest names...for future 'spam'

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 19:05

...good way to harvest names...for future 'spam'


Not to mention ATTAAAAAAAAAAACK WAAAAAAATCH!!!!!!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 19:10

Bet they don't do it.

#7 Nick H.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 19:15

Bet they don't do it.

Don't what, investigate the open bribary? I thought that bribes were a bad thing, and someone that owns up to either bribing or being bribed is in trouble?

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 19:18

It's important to note, this is merely an online petition. There's nothing official about this, anybody can go onto the White House website and create a petition of their own.


I doubt most of them have gotten 6500 signatures in less than a day.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 19:30

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The White House has been petitioned to investigate the MPAA and their lobbying tactics after the CEO of the MPAA, Chris Dodd, released a statement threatening to not support politicians who would not support 'the industry'.

...is there a difference when a Union tells (aka Threatens) a politician that they will not support them with donations unless they support their agenda?

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 19:42

...is there a difference when a Union tells (aka Threatens) a politician that they will not support them with donations unless they support their agenda?

I would say it depends. If the union itself is making the donations, it would be a bribe. But if it's the members of the union independently and without required participation, then it would be ok. For instance, just because your union endorses a candidate doesn't mean you have to vote for him.

There should be limits on donations that any person or organization/corporation can donate to any candidate. So, for instance, if the MPAA could only donate a maximum of $5,000, then a threat like this would have no teeth. The emphasis should be on the people, not on the rich. If you limit the contributions the rich can make, then their money can't drown out the voice of the people.

Here is the direct link to the petition:
https://wwws.whiteho...s-pass/DffX0YQv


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Posted 22 January 2012 - 19:49

Not going to happen

#12 killerninja

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 19:54

Oh, it will happen, you have my word, and thats what Peatry Green would lift.

#13 Chronigan

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 21:14

Isn't this blackmail and not bribery? And, it's not even that. They are saying if you don't support our cause we won't support you. Isn't that what everyone does when they vote? They vote for the person that supports their views.

Bribery has to be explicit, you do this and I'll give you that.

#14 Seizure1990

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 21:18

When did we start calling lobbying and donations, something that has been done for years and years now, and by MANY other lobbies besides the MPAA, "bribery"?

WTF is this BS?

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:49

The public has started a petition asking the White House to investigate comments made by MPAA CEO Chris Dodd a few days ago on Fox News. Closing a tumultuous week of wide protest against PIPA and SOPA – two MPAA backed anti-piracy bills – Dodd threatened to stop the cash-flow to politicians who dare to take a stand against pro-Hollywood legislation. Clear bribery, the petition claims, and already thousands agree.

Responding to the mass protests against the PIPA and SOPA bills on Wednesday, the MPAA has revealed its true nature.

First, MPAA CEO Chris Dodd described the blackouts of Wikipedia, Reddit and others as corporate PR stunts which manipulated and exploited the sites’ users.

“Some technology business interests are resorting to stunts that punish their users or turn them into their corporate pawns,” Dodd said.

Then, a few days later when many lawmakers had already dropped their support for the anti-piracy bills, the MPAA’s comments turned even more grim. Talking to Fox News, the MPAA’s boss threatened to stop contributing to politicians who don’t back legislation designed to protect Hollywood.

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/investigate-chris-dodd-and-mpaa-bribery-after-he-publicly-admited-bribing-politicans-pass/DffX0YQv

http://torrentfreak....bribery-120122/



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