August 21, 2002

DEALING WITH BIG MEDIA: Larry Lessig has a suggestion for how to reduce the power of Hollywood and the RIAA over Congress:

Here’s the simplest thing we could do: identify 2 luddite members of Congress — one Republican and one Democrat. Organize and defeat them in November. If Congress saw bad ideas cost seats, they’d begin to do something about their bad ideas.

Doc Searls likes the idea. Dave Winer agrees, and suggests Joe Biden as one. I just wonder how vulnerable Biden is. The ideal candidate is one who is (1) in Hollywood’s pocket; and (2) vulnerable, with a realistic challenger. Any suggestions? Comments are on.

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