Sen. Hollings Announces Retirement
from the will-Disney-pay-his-pension? dept
Senator Hollings, most recently known for putting forth a piece of legislation written by the entertainment industry that would basically outlaw fair use by requiring all technology to have built in copy protection, has decided that he won’t seek re-election. Within the tech community, people would joke about how Hollings was in Hollywood’s pocket by referring to him as “the Senator from Disney” or some similar phrase. However, it’s amusing to note the Hollywood Reporter’s description of Hollings as a frequent media critic – leaving out his attempt to help Hollywood enforce their obsolete business model, and bring along even those who wanted to let people copy their content freely.