More Tales of IPR Protection Lobbying

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I’ve been rather critical of the entertainment industry’s powerful lobbying organizations, and how they disproportionately drive U.S. policy, particularly when it comes to China relations.

So you might think I’m picking on the MPA here. Maybe so, but to me this smacks of the worst Bush-era tendency to paint everything you are against as being in league with "the terrorists."

From Wired (and no, that sarcasm is from the original article; I didn’t add it):

Here’s a startling coincidence: A study funded by Hollywood concludes movie piracy is hurting the industry and fostering terrorism.

The Motion Picture Association, the European counterpart to the Motion Picture Association of America, paid for the 182-page RAND Corp. study.