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Petition Asks White House To Investigate MPAA Bribery Claim

Posted by: , 23:23 AEDT, Thu January 26, 2012

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White House's petition website used again, this time to call for an investigation into MPAA's Chris Dodd for bribery claims, after the former senator threatened to stop writing checks for politicians that did not come out to support SOPA/PIPA

The MPAA's Chairman Chris Dodd is under pressure for statements made in response to the temporary demise of the movie industry support Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA).

Dodd warned those publicly coming out against SOPA/PIPA that the movie industry would not look upon their "betrayal" with kind eyes when it comes to future campaign donations. "Don't ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk," Dodd warned.

But these very statements have caught the ire of the Internet public, already incensed by the movie industry sponsored SOPA/PIPA, which many have claimed was a direct attack on the Internet. And using resources which have already proved useful in the fight against SOPA, the Internet is fighting back against what they perceive as political corruption.

Using The White House's own petition website, already used previously to force the administration to state their position on SOPA, a new petition is calling for an official investigation into possible bribery charges against the MPAA's Chris Dodd. 

The White House petition website requires each petition to have 25,000 signatures within 30 days before an official White House statement will be made on the petition. But with less than a week gone, the number of signatures on the "investigate Dodd" petition has already risen above the required 25,000, and is already within touching distance of 30,000, meaning the Obama administration will now definitely have to issue a statement on the issue.


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