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AG Hood has money ties to Google competitors

According to the documents, companies with vested interests in intellectual property and copyright law -- including 21st Century Fox America, Inc., Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. and the Recording Industry Association of America -- have each contributed at least $1,000 to Hood's campaigns between 2011 and 2015. Additionally, tech companies including Facebook and Yahoo -- both competitors with Google -- have also contributed money.

According to Hood's campaign contribution documents, the Recording Industry Association of America -- which has board members with ties to Disney, Sony, Warner Brothers, Universal Studios and other entertainment companies -- contributed $1,000 each in 2011, 2013 and 2015. 21st Century Fox contributed $1,000 in 2013 and 2015, and Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. contributed $1,000 in 2015. Facebook, Inc. contributed $1,000 each in 2011 and 2015, and Yahoo, Inc. contributed $1,000 in 2011.

Records indicate Google did not contribute to Hood's campaigns in that time period.

Commercial Dispatch

Posted January 25, 2017 - 7:01 pm

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