How the net turns code into politics

A BBC article by Bill Thompson talks about how technology and software issues often turn into political issues, including partisan politics.

Vista's DRM even aroused the wrath of the Green Party, which condemned it for requiring "more expensive and energy-hungry hardware".

To me this is obvious, given code is a form of regulation, and thus those who author code are a form of regulator. This is something Lessig speaks about in "Code and other laws of Cyberspace". Given this, I am going to be writing a more detailed commentary of Steve Jobs's open letter "Thoughts on Music".