Would President Obama Answer A Question About The DMCA During His Google Hangout?

Would President Obama Answer A Question About The DMCA During His Google Hangout?

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New If you haven't seen the news yet, President Obama is going to do a Google Hangout on Thursday in which he'll answer some presubmitted questions. The White House and YouTube have set up a ridiculously clumsy submission system, allowing people to submit questions by text or by video and then...
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