I Don't Believe in Imaginary Property writes: ""Hollywood" Howard Berman (D-CA), who chairs the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property appears to be slated to replace Tom Lantos (D-CA) on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, leaving his chair on the subcommittee vacant. Long known for wanting to strengthen the DMCA and backing copyright grabs like the PRO-IP Act, Berman will be missed by big media. The good news is that Rick Boucher (D-VA) may be the one to replace him. Rep. Boucher has been interviewed on Slashdot and is in favor of copyright reform. They still need to win their upcoming elections and the full subcommittee will still be chaired by John Conyers (D-MI), though."