The next time you think about a our do-nothing congress, consider MPAA boss Chris Dodd's assessment in the aftermath of the anti-SOPA/PIPA internet protest this week. Instead of acknowledging the overreach of the bills and looking at alternative strategies for fighting piracy, he sees the problem as congress acting too slowly and not pushing the bills through before the citizenry had a chance to respond. This of course is exactly what happened in Sept 2001 when the Patriot Act was passed in just days with almost no one really knowing what was in the bill.
It sounds like we will have to be far more vigilant going forward, because Hollywood isn't going to go down without a fight and they will probably try and tack these provisions onto another bill somewhere along the way without anyone taking notice.
MPAA chairman Chris Dodd expresses regret over pro-SOPA strategy, calls for compromise
Former Senator and current MPAA chairman Chris Dodd has acknowledged that SOPA and its Senate counterpart PIPA have an image problem. Dodd says that the bills were largely considered a "slam dunk"…
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