Chris Dodd and the MPAA don't seem to appreciate how angry they're making the public. The White House is going to have to balance the desire to win over financial support from Hollywood and the recording industry versus winning over many more voters who are sickened with the actions of the MPAA. TorrentFreak:
Although it’s no secret that the movie industry has a powerful lobby in Washington, explicitly admitting that bribery is one of the tactics the MPAA uses to have their way wasn’t well received by the public. A few hours ago a White house petition was started to investigate Chris Dodd and the MPAA for alleged bribery. “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 petition reads. “We demand justice. Investigate this blatant bribery and indict every person, especially government officials and lawmakers, who is involved.” In just a few hours the petition amassed more than 5,000 votes and this number is increasing rapidly. As a former Senator, Chris Dodd has many friends in Washington so it’s unclear whether the petition will accomplish anything, but if the numbers grow big enough the White House won’t be able to ignore it either.This battle is not unlike many of the others that we've witnessed recently where it's the 1% versus the 99%. The 1% has had a winning record for a while thanks to the high cost of political campaigns but nothing is forever.