Tuesday, January 6, 2009

CNET: Obama picks RIAA's favorite lawyer for a top Justice post

CNET's Declan McCullagh has a good article fleshing out Obama Associate Attorney General nominee Tom Perrelli's experience litigating on behalf of music industry clients -- which continues to annoy the copyleft, leaving one of its leading practitioners muttering to himself in Yiddish.

McCullagh also points out that Obama's choice for Deputy Attorney General, WilmerHale partner David Ogden, "successfully defended the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act before the U.S. Supreme Court" while he served in the Clinton Administration's DOJ as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Division.

The copyleft gave its love to Obama; will it ever be requited?


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