The Register: "Just weeks after an antitrust suit was filed against the RIAA by webcasters, the music labels' lobby group, is, along with Hollywood, seeking a permanent exemption from similar litigation. The proposal seeks to extend the exemption to anything covering mechanical copyright: a sweeping extension of the copyright cartel's immunity. "
Hatch on the Hollywood teat. You know, a few years back he was fighting against these guys. I guess the Repubs figured this would be a good issue to try and sway the support of Hollywood on over. Seems to be working rather swimmingly.