Apple spends $450k on lobbying gov. in Q2 2008

MacNN reports this morning that Appl spent $450,000 in the second quarter of this year to lobby within the federal government under a broad spectrum of interests including energy conservation, education, and intellectual property rights.

According to a disclosure form which Apple filed on July 21st (thanks Forbes) the money was divided between patent reforms, consumer product safety, No Child Left Behind, energy efficiency, and programs to stop spyware.

Apple continued to maintain a stance of network neutrality by showing funding divided to the effort. Apple has also lobbied to reform the Universal Service Fund.

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