p2pnet news view Politics | MPAA:- The Department of Justice is loaded to the gills with RIAA adherents, the RIAA being the principal US extortion unit for Vivendi Universal (France), Sony (Japan), EMI (Britain), and Warner Music (US, but controlled by a Canadian).
RIAA is, ironically, short for Recording Industry Association of America.
And now ex-MPAA staffer Angela Belden Martinez has become senior advisor, director of outreach for economic development, at the United States Department of Commerce.
“Angie is an intelligent, dedicated and creative professional who served the MPAA well, and I have no doubt that she will be a tremendous asset to the Obama Administration,” says outgoing MPAA boss Dan ‘The Joker’ Glickman.
How many other Hollywood supporters (actual or ex) are helping the current American president, one wonders?
Apart from US vice president HoJoe Biden (right), that is.
Not that Hollywood, through its MPAA, is without political influence in other areas.
Glickman, for example, was the US secretary of agriculture before joining the MPAA and until this year, Susan C. Schwab was the US trade rep, taking over from Rob Portman, a loyal Hollywood friend, as p2pnet observed.
Interestingly, “Schwab started out as a USTO agricultural trade negotiator …”
Not only but also, when Victoria Espinel was named America`s new IP czar, or Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, “We applaud President Obama`s decision,” said Glickman.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
loaded to the gills - Jenner & Block running the DoJ?, April 26, 2009
Dan ‘The Joker’ Glickman – MPAA boss Glickman`s new job, July 7, 2009
HoJoe Biden – How much will Biden influence Obama?, November 5, 2008
p2pnet – Hollywood lauds US trade office, April 29, 2006
We applaud – Anti-P2P Espinel new IP czar, September 28, 2009
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