Google and Public Knowledge Coup, Register of Copyrights Fired, Dark Days Ahead
Songwriters, performers, authors and creators meet your new copyright overlord: Eric Schmidt of Google.
These are dark days for all creators and copyright holders. After a two month campaign by Google funded astroturf group Public Knowledge, the newly appointed librarian of congress Carla Hayden (herself a Schmidt/Soros acolyte) has fired Maria Pallante the register of copyright. Pallante was the only one standing between Google and what is left of the copyright system.
This firing is virtually unprecedented in US history. The Librarian of Congress generally leaves the Register of Copyrights to run the affairs of the copyright office. However in the last two months the main Google mouthpiece in Washington DC Public Knowledge has been clamoring for her head. Why?
Mainly because she has been a fierce advocate for creators. But over the last year she had the courage to stand up to Google and Public Knowledge as…
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