Saturday, August 15, 2009

DOJ signatory has previously recused himself in content industry case

We just thought it interesting to point out that the lead signatory on the Department of Justice brief in Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset, Assistant Attorney General Tony West, has a content industry background, and recently recused himself in the Cartoon Network case.

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Unknown said...

This can only be called corruption, pure and simple.

Unknown said...

Or Politics as usual. (Gah I hate quoting Palin, it makes me feel dirty.)

Politicians need money to get elected, and re-elected.

Corporations have money.

One hand washes the other, it's the circle of political life.

Anonymous said...

Kinda reminds me of the Carpetbaggers who looted the South...we now have a Justice Department laden with RIAA lawyers put there by our Commander In Chief. I hold him and his cabinet responsible.

Oldphart in Kansas