Politics and entertainment may not be so far removed from each other. Politicians and filmmakers are two separate divisions, yet both share the ability to ignite change, or shift the patterns of traditional thinking.
Web community, bask briefly in your glory. Then get back to work, because the next industry-sponsored bill to curb technology will be here before you know it, and they might be smarter next time about how they pursue it.
Not only is there no evidence that anti-piracy education programs build a stronger "culture of intellectual property." There's also little evidence that enforcement works -- splashy raids haven't reduced piracy.
Sending Chris Dodd to Washington means Hollywood is looking to replicate Wall Street's behavior of the last decade. Dodd gave us the multi-billion dollar bailouts and failures at the taxpayers' expense.