???Those who count on quote ???Hollywood??? for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who???s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don???t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don???t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake.???
Protect IP (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) are a step towards a different kind of Internet. They are a step towards an Internet in which those with money and lawyers and access to power have a greater voice than those who don???t.
It is clear that the step toward a democracy “in which those with money and lawyers and access to power have a greater voice than those who don???t” has long since been taken in American politics.
No wonder ex-Senator Dodd is so distressed that he would reveal these disappointed expectations with menace.