“This is an open admission of bribery and a threat designed to provoke a specific policy goal. This is a brazen flouting of the ‘above the law’ status people of Dodd’s position and wealth enjoy.”

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.

9 comments on ““This is an open admission of bribery and a threat designed to provoke a specific policy goal. This is a brazen flouting of the ‘above the law’ status people of Dodd’s position and wealth enjoy.”
  1. JonnyJames says:

    WH has to be petitoned to enforce the law? Pretty please Mr. puppet Emperor, instruct Eric Placeholder to actually do his job. Oh and while you are at it, bring back Bill Black to launch a major investigation into the largest financial crimes in history. Oh and how about an investigation into War Crimes and Treason by Cheney & Co. . The next Emperor can prosecute Obomber for his war crimes and treason (Libya, Af-Pak, NDAA)

  2. gold bullet says:

    This is taking ridiculousness to a brand new level! Petitioning the President to IMPLEMENT THE LAW AS WRITTEN?!?!?! FOR FUCKS SAKE, AMERICA, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?!?!

  3. mully says:

    happened to catch part of the Golden Globe awards and Chris Dodd was sitting down in front with the super rich and famous….kinda shocked me but then I heard about this stuff. Fecker writes a bs financial reform bill that does jackshit and now sells out to hollywood.

    Go to your island home off the coast of Ireland and fade away. It will take awhile to repair the damage you have done.

  4. swell says:

    and now [Dodd] sells out to Hollywood

    Really? Can a zebra change his stripes? Whose interests has Dodd served his entire career? If the Peoples’ interests were really paramount to him all along, why would he suddenly change and represent MPAA’s interests now, instead? Maybe he wasn’t really putting the People first, while in office?

    MPAA: acronym-initials meaning ‘Motion Picture Association of America’ – an organization that represents the interests of the major motion picture studios”

  5. swell says:

    And let us not forget that Jack Valenti, the early longtime head of the Motion Picture Association, was virtually joined at the hip, with the White House.

  6. Alf says:

    Integrity…does this word exist in America ?

  7. Citizen119 says:

    Max said it all in his show last week. Laws don’t apply to these people.

    Tumbrils and big sticks is the only way to change the system.

  8. patman says:

    Something about hang oneself, rope, Quantity of rope, Generosity, anyone know that old saw?

  9. Danny Cunnington says:

    It’s all very ironic when you consider how and why Hollywood came into existence. California was essentially a copyright and patent haven in the 1920s. Various monopolies had taken patents and copyright on “moving picture” technology in New York. This was crippling creativity back east. That’s why Hollywood came into existence. It went way out west and used state law to evade patents and copyright on early film making technology. For at least a decade they were demonised by the US media as lawbreakers and renegades. It basically stopped because, free from restrictive patent practises it’s movie products were the best around.

    The whole purpose of copyright and patent is to protect and safeguard inventors. developers and the creative arts. When it doesn’t do that it’s unfit for purpose and need reforming. Like any law. it’s written to provide a public benefit.

    One of the greatest abuses of patent law is that it can be applied to life forms such as agricultural GM seeds. This passed in the 1980s. It’s a total abuse because the genetic materials involved is naturally occurring and genetically modifying it does not constitute a product which anybody can own. All it would take to bring some of the most evil companies on the planet down would be to simply modify Patent law so that life forms are excluded. (remember that Patent law has never applied to life forms until the last 30 years). This doesn’t mean that people can’t make GM or other hybrids just that their makers can’t claim intellectual rights over them.

    One simple law change and the biggest eco-threat on the planet goes away.

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