This would be a big blow to one of D.C.’s biggest lobbying group and could open the flood gates on other tech related businesses to exit the organization:
Google is considering ditching the U.S. Chamber of Commerce out of frustration with its support for legislation that would force Internet companies to police websites that peddle pirated movies and fake Viagra.
The rumblings of a defection — a potentially serious blow to one of Washington’s most powerful lobbies — come weeks after Yahoo left the Chamber in October, largely over its support of Sen. Patrick Leahy’s (D-Vt.) online piracy bill, the PROTECT IP Act.
A source close to Google said the company is “frustrated” about paying dues to an organization promoting legislation that would “impose new liabilities” on Google. A second source close to the company confirmed that thinking.
Of course this highlights the problem with these types of organizations in they never listen to their members but only their own special interests. It’s kind of funny though when you think about the Chamber. Shouldn’t we consider them a union for corporations? If we could get that to stick then I wonder how quick the right would turn on them.