Telcos enter the copyright fray: “Verizon and other telecommunications giants have ordered their phalanx of lobbyists to oppose the entertainment industry’s demands for new copyright laws,” Declan McCullough writes in this interview with Verizon VP/general counsel Sarah Deutsch. Why is this such big news? Well, consider the size of the industries involved in the debate:
and now joining the battle:
Considering that money buys influence in Washington D.C., I’d say that’s pretty significant indeed.
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau statistics for the year 2000)