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Rupert Murdoch turns to Twitter to attack Obama(SOPA)
Reuters ^ | 01/15/12 | Ilaina Jonas

Posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:57 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

Rupert Murdoch turns to Twitter to attack Obama

By Ilaina Jonas

NEW YORK | Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:17pm EST

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Media baron Rupert Murdoch used his new Twitter account this weekend to attack the Obama Administration's opposition to parts of proposed legislation designed to combat Internet piracy.

"So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery," News Corp's chairman and chief executive officer posted on his personal Twitter account Saturday.

Murdoch, whose media empire includes Fox TV, The Wall Street Journal, Fox Studios and the Sun newspaper in Britain, continued with several tweets, attacking Google as the "Piracy leader" for streaming movies free. In later tweets he called Google a "great company."

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; rupertmurdoch

1 posted on 01/16/2012 8:07:07 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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2 posted on 01/16/2012 8:09:46 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

So have millions of others. What’s the news story?


3 posted on 01/16/2012 8:10:32 AM PST by pfflier
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Copyright violations are already against the law. This could be severely abused with selective enforcement and false accusations. Imagine having your credit card processing shut down because a visitor posted copyrighted material.

Obama is PARTIALLY right on this because he opposes some elements of the bill. Unfortunately if it gets to him he will probably demand a few symbolic changes and then will sign it.


4 posted on 01/16/2012 9:10:42 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Regardless of who you vote for, donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Copyright violations are already against the law. This could be severely abused with selective enforcement and false accusations. Imagine having your credit card processing shut down because a visitor posted copyrighted material.

Obama is PARTIALLY right on this because he opposes some elements of the bill. Unfortunately if it gets to him he will probably demand a few symbolic changes and then will sign it.


5 posted on 01/16/2012 9:11:13 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Regardless of who you vote for, donate $$$ to a different district.)
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