Intellectual Property

The Hollywood Reporter has a hilariously biased piece on Rick Boucher, who would succeed Rep. Howard Berman on the House subcommittee on intellectual property (Berman is a Hollywood ally):

Succession is less clear at the copyright subcommittee as the next in line there is Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va. Boucher is a long-term advocate of expanding the ability of people to use copyrighted material for free. Although Boucher is an industry opponent, he also chairs the House Commerce Committee’s energy subcommittee — an important panel in his coal-rich district. [emph. added]

Apparently it’s okay to be an industry stooge if the industry is Hollywood, but not Big Coal. Later in the piece, the Reporter notes that Boucher kills puppies for sport.

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