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Head MPAA shill reduced to outright lies in bid to make the case for SOPA

Posted on December 18th, 2011 at 19:38 by John Sinteur in category: Intellectual Property -- Write a comment


MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd is making the rounds in DC, trying to gin up support for the Stop Online Piracy Act, which establishes a national censorship regime in which whole websites can be blocked in the US if the MPAA objects to them. The former senator turned shill has run out of plausible arguments in favor of the bill, so he’s resorted to really, really stupid lies.

Case in point: Dodd recently told the Center for American Progress that “The entire film industry of Spain, Egypt and Sweden are gone.”

Of course, this is a flat-out, easily checked, ridiculous lie.

  1. It might be wishful thinking on the part of Dodd, as these countries have recently produced much better movies than Hollywood.

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