Epic clash: Silicon Valley blindsides...

Epic clash: Silicon Valley blindsides Hollywood on piracy

There are 14 comments on the Reuters story from Jan 22, 2012, titled Epic clash: Silicon Valley blindsides Hollywood on piracy. In it, Reuters reports that:

The massive online protest last Wednesday, in which Wikipedia and thousands of other websites closed down or otherwise protested and helped to kill controversial online piracy legislation, was widely heralded as an unprecedented case of a grassroots uprising overcoming backroom lobbying.

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“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#1 Jan 22, 2012
google, facebook, wikipedia and yahoo are HARDLY grassroots...

they have a lot more control, a lot more sway and a lot more sheep than hollywood. and, apparently, a lot more money to buy politicians with.

definitely a case of.
meet the new boss....same as the old boss.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#2 Jan 22, 2012
Think of it as a preview for November. We the People, the 99%ers, will trump YOU BIG MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#3 Jan 22, 2012
Do no evil vs. Do evil

Do no evil will prevail
Smokin Joe Obama

Wasilla, AK

#4 Jan 22, 2012
Actually anything that would keep SECULAR RELIGION as MUSIC out of the hands, minds and hearts of bored middle class youth would be good!!!

This is the nexus, birth canal and PROPGANDA of LIBERALISM, COMMUNISM and DYSFUNCTIONAL lifestyles and anyone that does not believe it is just a wank.
drink the hive

Anonymous Proxy

#5 Jan 22, 2012

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#6 Jan 22, 2012
Follow the money.
KC Arab AmaBO

Anonymous Proxy

#7 Jan 22, 2012
The liberal wish to control another facet of the peoples lives by controlling the internet. Impeach the Kenyan NOW!

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#8 Jan 22, 2012
KC Arab AmaBO wrote:
The liberal wish to control another facet of the peoples lives by controlling the internet. Impeach the Kenyan NOW!
you have absolutely no idea what you're taking about do you?
(perhaps you should do a little research before laying this at the feet of ANY POTUS, past, present, or future.)
Sheik Yerbouti

Furlong, PA

#10 Jan 22, 2012
Smokin Joe Obama wrote:
Actually anything that would keep SECULAR RELIGION as MUSIC out of the hands, minds and hearts of bored middle class youth would be good!!!
This is the nexus, birth canal and PROPGANDA of LIBERALISM, COMMUNISM and DYSFUNCTIONAL lifestyles and anyone that does not believe it is just a wank.
Hey pole smoker take your meds!!
Sheik Yerbouti

Furlong, PA

#11 Jan 22, 2012
carey529 wrote:
google, facebook, wikipedia and yahoo are HARDLY grassroots...
they have a lot more control, a lot more sway and a lot more sheep than hollywood. and, apparently, a lot more money to buy politicians with.
definitely a case of.
meet the new boss....same as the old boss.
You have no idea what you are talking about idiot!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#12 Jan 22, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
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You have no idea what you are talking about idiot!
said the clueless lemming
Pitiful

AOL

#14 Jan 23, 2012
Silicon Valley WON because they demanded that Obama and State Democrats support them or else loose their support. Silicon Valley really MANNED UP.

The Studio Moguls and the Union leaders promised LA Democrats, Congressional Democrats and The Obama full support no matter how awful the out come for LA's tax base and the Entertainment industry workers. The Studios and the Unions will continue to shovel money at Democrats even if elected Democrats work against them. Silicon Valley will NOT.

The union leaders promised that union workers will continue to finance the Democrats campaigns even as their own families stand on line for Govt Cheese and "Hollywood" collapses.
Beverly Roberts

Long Beach, CA

#15 Jan 23, 2012
Wow..guess the LA politicians don't really care what happens to their donors in LA. OUCH. Guess feinstein, boxer, and obama got a better deal from silicon valley. Now the entertainment folks will just have to get used to taxation without representation like the rest of us. obviously giving all your money and your backing to one party was really stupid. Should have hedged your bets and made the politicans EARN your support. What a concept.
Xaviar O

AOL

#16 Jan 24, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
<quoted text>
You have no idea what you are talking about idiot!
The public employee unions own the CA Democratic Party so why would they give a crap about Hollywood private sector jobs. The private sector has zero representation in today's Democratic Party.

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