Please watch this video in HD:
This is a case of the music industry thinking that it's
entitled to sue a government for not passing laws it wants. Read
that sentence again to make sure you took it in. That's right.
An industry thinks it
has the right to create laws and sue
the government when it doesn't get what it wants!
Please note that EMI has so far got the brunt of this campaign,
because it is the first on the list of plaintiffs, therefore is
in the title of the lawsuit. However, all of
the major music companies are involved.
EMI, along with the other three of the world's big four record label groups, is now trying to bully the Irish government into passing SOPA-like internet censorship legislation. In what is possibly the most ridiculous legal debacle in the history of the state, if not the world, the corporations are suing the government because the legislation which has been nicknamed “Ireland's SOPA” has, in their opinion, been taking too long to create and enact.
are bullying the government and, by extension, us, the
taxpayers. I don't know about you, but I certainly
won't stand for it. For information on what products to avoid,
please see EMI and you.
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