Main image of article MPAA Chairman Opposes The Blackouts (Surprise!)
MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd is, not surprisingly, opposing today's Internet protests of the proposed SOPA and PIPA laws. Chris Dodd, a former Senator from Connecticut, says the blackouts are "irresponsible" and that this is another "gimmick, albeit a dangerous one, designed to punish elected and administration officials who are working diligently to protect American jobs from foreign criminals." Speaking for myself, I should remind Mr. Dodd, that if every person with an Internet business had an annual salary of $1.5 million, no one would bother working and wouldn't need his industry's "protection." Anyway, Dodd also believes the blackouts are a "dangerous and troubling development" made "to incite ... users in order to further their corporate interests." Because, you know, the Motion Picture Association of America doesn't have any skin in this game. Chris Dodd wants the White House and Congress to contact companies protesting the bills and make them "engage in meaningful efforts to combat piracy."