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Hollywood, D.C.: The Latest Anti-P2P Proposals--Bought with Several Hundred K in Campaign Cash

The entertainment industry is the source of the campaign cash behind the latest treat from our Senatorial copyright Tories, a proposed anti-P2P law pushed by Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch and Democratic colleague Patrick Leahy. In the 2004 election cycle, Hatch received $152,360 from copyright-related industries, while Leahy bagged $178,000 in donations from them. Enough polite talk about "no quid pro quo." No, I wasn't a fly on the wall, and I'm only giving my opinon, but these political crimes are becoming so, so obvious, given the size of the movie and TV production industries in Utah and Vermont.

Smelly transactions like Hatch's and Leahy's are no small reason why, on the Internet, used car salesmen come across as Mother Teresa compared to politicans. The odoriferous details are in Wired about a lowered burden of proof in P2P-related criminal cases--while allowing the Justice Department to tackle civil cases against sharers. Another fine use for your tax dollars.

Hatch and Leahy aren't the only villains of the moment. Lamar Smith, chair of the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property of the House Judiciary Committee, is also pushing P2P legislation to lower the threshold for prosecution. Max jail time: 10 years. Just for the 2004 congressional race, Smith has received $25K from the entertainment industry. More at TeleRead.

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