This story is notable for a number of reasons. First, it highlights the massive amounts of money and power standing against libraries and consumers. Second, it highlights the uniquely bipartisan nature of Digital Rights Management. DRM is shaking up traditional cultural and political models. Most people assume that the tech world is reliably left of center. But the tech world also has at its core extremely libertarian views about content management and sharing, which create strange situations like this where a former, liberal senator ends up working for the man and, in all reality, against the people and against libraries. For we can be sure that Dodd will be making arguments and greasing palms only in order to maximize profits through draconian control for the movie industry.