Joe Biden loves RIAA, DRM; hates encryption, George Bush

Does Joe Biden have more in common with Metallica's Lars Ulrich than Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg?CNET colleague Declan McCullagh has a superb analysis of Dem.

Joe BidenDoes Joe Biden have more in common with Metallica's Lars Ulrich than Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg?

CNET colleague Declan McCullagh has a superb analysis of Dem. vice presidential candidate Joe Biden, who has an interesting (read: depressing) voting history when it comes to tech issues.

In McCullagh's own words: "By choosing Joe Biden as their vice presidential candidate, the Democrats have selected a politician with a mixed record on technology who has spent most of his Senate career allied with the FBI and copyright holders, who ranks toward the bottom of CNET's Technology Voters' Guide, and whose anti-privacy legislation was actually responsible for the creation of PGP."

McCullagh takes a look at Biden's stance on privacy, copyright, P2P networks, Net neutrality and more. Needless to say, "skepticism" is a key word.

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