Dodd called the protests an "abuse of power" in a statement.
Wales said 10 million people contact Congress because of the protests.
“That’s not an abuse of power, that’s democracy,” he said, according to the report. “[Dodd] had best get used to it.”
A Wikipedia spokesman said Wales was not speaking on behalf of the nonprofit foundation.
The MPAA did not respond to a request to comment.
Wales went on to say that he hopes Congress passes some form of anti-piracy legislation.
“I hope to see … a window of opportunity for Hollywood to come to the table and talk to Silicon Valley with a little more humility,” Wales said. “The laws need to be tweaked … but we do not need a Draconian new regime.”