Rep “Hollywood” Berman calls for new IP law—using dodgy data

7 04 2009

If you thought that Rep. Howard “Hollywood” Berman (D-CA) would step back from intellectual property issues once he assumed the chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee this year, think again—Berman will just define his old bugaboos as “foreign affairs” issues. And he’ll use some shockingly dodgy statistics to justify it.

Berman has been a longtime champion of Hollywood, which isn’t surprising since he literally represents the area. In his work on intellectual property, he has shown himself willing to compromise and to fix obviously bad provisions in bills under consideration, but he’s certainly a champion of US rightsholders.

Click here to read the rest of this article

The content in this post was found at and was not authored by the moderators of Clicking the title link will take you to the source of the post.



Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment