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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Has Government Cronies, Reveals Sunlight Foundation

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Has Government Cronies, Reveals Sunlight Foundation
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 20:58:33 +0100
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Sunlight Foundation: Microsoft, Google 'similar' to telecom giants in revolving door hires

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| Microsoft and Google have "spun the 
| revolving door" to bring on 112 lobbyists 
| who previously worked in government, the 
| Sunlight Foundation said in a report 
| released Friday.


Analysis: Lobbyists with government backgrounds hired to help net neutrality

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| Turns out there are proportionally as many 
| pro-net neutrality lobbyists being hired 
| from government as those on the other sides, 
| according to an analysis by the Sunlight 
| Foundation.
| In a blog post today, Sunlight said Google 
| and Microsoft, proponents of net neutrality 
| rules for broadband providers, have hired 
| 112 former government officials to lobby as 
| Congress and the Federal Communications 
| Commission have both pushed new broadband 
| Internet policies.
|     For the first three months of 2010, 
|     seventy-four percent of the lobbyists 
|     hired by both Google and Microsoft have 
|     previous experience in government, 
|     according to data obtained from the 
|     Center for Responsive Politics and 
|     lobbyist disclosure forms. This is a 
|     very similar number when compared to the 
|     percentage of former government 
|     officials hired to lobby for the top six 
|     telecommunications organizations.


Google, Microsoft Pitch Cloud Computing To Feds 

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| In Washington on Thursday, government 
| officials held a hearing to examining the 
| benefits and risks of the federal 
| governmentâs transition to cloud computing. 


"Buy our trap."


.S. Targets Canada Over Copyright in Special 301 Report

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| The move is not unexpected, given recent comments from Vice President Joe
| Biden and U.S. Congressional panels as well as the demands from U.S. lobby
| groups.


Former RIAA Lawyer At DOJ Will Only Avoid RIAA Issues For A Year

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| Plenty of folks have noted that the Justice Department has been the landing
| place for a number of RIAA lawyers. Some have suggested not to get too worked
| up about this, given that the Obama administration's ethics rules supposedly
| forbade those lawyers from being involved in issues related to their former
| work.

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