Christopher Dodd wasn't the picture of bipartisan compromise as a U.S. Senator.
The Connecticut Democrat fiercely battled on behalf of left-of-center causes. He has different priorities now as head of the Motion Picture Association of America.
This week, Dodd reached all the way across the aisle to toast GOP lawmakers for their efforts in battling Internet piracy, a real concern for his industry given the scourge of illegally downloaded movie content.
“The Republican Party platform language strikes a very smart balance: it emphasizes the importance of us doing more as a nation to protect our intellectual property from online theft while underscoring the critical importance of protecting internet freedom. As the party points out, the internet has been for its entire existence a source of innovation, and it is intellectual property that helps drive that innovation...."
I agree wholeheartedly with my friends in the Republican Party that we must protect the free flow of information on the internet while also protecting American innovators. It is imperative to our national economy and our national identity that we protect an internet that works for everyone.”