Now with Foxy Add On.
Apparently Hollywood content providers (Disney, Time-Warner, Viacom, News Corp., etc.) and the unions who have contracts with them (DGA, SAG, IATSE) have hit a rough patch with internet legislation ("Stop Online Piracy Act") that they favor:
Hollywood has a potential new adversary in its effort to pass expansive antipiracy legislation: President Obama.
A message posted on a White House blog on Saturday says that the Obama administration acknowledges the threat that foreign websites pose but it “will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.” ...
Bad news for Hollywood players. If SOPA goes down, they will need to develop other strategies to keep internet pirates from stealing movies and television shows.
This is a long-term headache, no matter how you slice it.
(The Nikkster's crew provides their take on developments here.)
Add On: Rupert, he no like Obama's SOPA position, and tweets so:
“So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery ...”
No word yet on how much angry snark the News Corp king pin has dumped on Republican Darrel Issa, who is leading the charge against SOPA in the House.