"Those who count on, quote, Hollywood for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who's going to stand up for them when their job is at stake," Dodd said on Fox News on last week. "Don't ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don't pay any attention to me when my job is at stake," Dodd said on Fox News on last."
The MPAA has fought hard for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), which aim to block access to foreign sites offering illegal copies of moves and music.
Web companies argue the measures would stifle innovation and censor free speech.
The White House expressed concern with the piracy bills in a statement, echoing many of the criticisms of the Internet community. The statement emphasized that the administration supports giving law enforcement officials new tools to go after foreign pirate sites.