A culture of freedom: the first casualty of the U.S.-EU trade deal

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How is it that the entertainment industry, be it in Hollywood or Paris or Bollywood, always seems to get special treatment?

My theory is that politicians just like getting invited to parties with movie stars.

I’m serious.

(From The Daily Caller)

On May 14, the French Culture Ministry issued a letter supporting the protection of audiovisual industries throughout Europe, which mentions a pro-exception petition by filmmakers that has gathered 5,000 signatures. Given this, the assertion from European Commissioner for Trade Karel de Gucht that the industry could always be brought back onto the table is questionable. French cinema will probably keep its protections.

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