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Backstory: The Stop Online Piracy Act

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Declan McCullagh, a senior writer and chief political correspondent for CNET, takes a look at some of the concerns surrounding the Stop Online Piracy Act. The House is set to take action on the bill today.

Guests:

Declan McCullagh

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Laura from UWS

Please do not fail to mention the revolving door corruption at the heart of SOPA. Follow the money.

"Two high level Congressional staffers who have been instrumental in creating or moving forward both PROTECT IP (PIPA) and SOPA have left their jobs on Capitol Hill and taken jobs with two of the biggest entertainment industry lobbyists, who are working very hard to convince Congress to pass the legislation they just helped write. "

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111209/10151917022/shockingly-unshocking-two-congressional-staffers-who-helped-write-sopapipa-become-entertainment-industry-lobbyists.shtml

Jack Abramoff said this is how he bought Congress--by suggesting to Congressional staffers that they think about where to work next.

Dec. 15 2011 01:47 PM

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