[News] [Rival] Governments in Companies' Pockets, Microsoft Included (Notable Lobbying Arms)

[News] [Rival] Governments in Companies' Pockets, Microsoft Included (Notable Lobbying Arms)

Post by Roy Schest » Sun, 02 Sep 2007 05:24:41


Tech Companies Paid Lobbyist $200,000

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| Over 60 companies and trade associations, including Microsoft Corp. and Apple
| Inc., have formed the Coalition for Patent Fairness, which paid Patton Boggs
| to lobby Congress in support of patent reform legislation, according to the
| form posted online Aug. 9 by the Senate's public records office.
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IBM Paid Lobbyist $100,000

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Electronics Group Spent $1M on Lobbying

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| The American Electronics Association's board of directors includes executives
| from Intel Corp., Microsoft Corp., Varian Medical Systems Inc.
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Related:

Google, Microsoft-backed group ready to Defend Fair Use

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| Earlier this month, the Computer & Communications Industry Association filed
| a complaint with the FTC alleging that professional sports leagues, Hollywood
| studios, and book publishers were all using copyright notices that
| misrepresented the law.
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Microsoft trying to derail Google/DoubleClick deal by lobbying congress

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| Microsoft has hired lobbying firm Patton Boggs LLC to do work on "competitive
| issues surrounding Google/DoubleClick [sic] merger."
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Politics and tech companies: follow the money

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Changing the Report, After the Vote

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Microsoft's 'Men in Black' kill Florida open standards legislation

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| It was just a bit of text advocating open data formats that was slipped into
| a Florida State Senate bill at the last minute with no fanfare, but within
| 24 hours three Microsoft-paid lobbyists, all wearing black suits, were
| pressuring members of the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations
| (COGO) to remove the words they didn't like from Senate bill 1974.
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Politicians in Microsoft's Pocket

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| Continuing on the theme of which politicians are receiving money from
| who. Here is a list of candidates who took money from MSFT.
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Bill Gates to address Senate panel

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| Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is scheduled to descend on Capitol Hill
| next week to pepper a U.S. Senate committee with his suggestions for
| boosting American competitiveness.
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