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MPAA CEO Chris Dodd vs. Washington

CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and former Sen. Chris Dodd in an interview with Fox News:

"Candidly, those who count on quote ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake," Dodd told Fox News. "Don’t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don’t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake."

But don’t worry:

Meanwhile, it’s unclear if Dodd will follow through on the threats — or whether it will matter. Hollywood has so far ponied up over $4.1 million to the Obama re-election campaign. That’s already higher than the $3.7 million it gave him in the 2008 campaign, according to

Here’s one theory I’ve heard recently: Washington handed MegaUpload to the MPAA on a silver platter to pour oil on the troubled water they created by speaking up against (parts of) SOPA.