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It’s Time Hollywood Faced the Music Over Internet Piracy: View

After the payroll tax cut, the hottest issue animating Washington these days is online piracy. Legislation to curb overseas Internet sites that purvey pirated copies of movies, television shows and other creative content is steadily advancing.

Arms are being twisted, campaign checks written and competing experts trotted out in a Titanic struggle between the film industry (in favor of cracking down on the pirates) and technology companies (against anything that blocks the free flow of information over the Internet).