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Last week, two troubling trends were in evidence. The scarier one is that it appears the Obama administration is in the process of putting in place a secret antipiracy provision that has little to do with antipiracy and everything to do with killing properties like YouTube. It is truly frightening, and people are already planning civil unrest to stop it. The other is the growing number of layoffs in the tech segment. I'm of the firm belief that layoffs are typically the last resort of incompetent management.
The Obama administration has consistently shown a bias toward the entertainment industry when it comes to legal action against the supposed evils of the internet. RIAA lawyers have been appointed to key DOJ positions. They (DOJ) have also started aggresively defending the constitutionality of excessive statutory damages in P2P file sharing cases.
None of this is particularly surprising considering Vice President Biden's well known connections to the entertainment industry and their various lobbies and legislative agenda.