Chris Dodd proves conclusively why no one involved in politics, the entertainment industry or big business should be allowed anywhere near regulation of the internet. MPAA CEO (and former US senator) Chris Dodd said this:
"How do you justify a search engine providing for someone to go and steal something?" he asked rhetorically in a recent interview at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers conference. "A guy that drives the getaway car didn't rob the bank necessarily, but they got you to the bank and they got you out of it, so they are accessories in my view."
This statement is either a complete misunderstanding or misrepresentation of what a search engine like Google is. Google is not the driver, they are the phone book where the robber looked up the address of the bank. Should we stop the phone company for publishing phone numbers and addresses?
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