Wired News has an article wondering about nominee John Robert's record on DRM and related issues. Quite apart from the article, it's difficult to imagine that there will be a DRM-related litmus test. Snippets:
Attorneys at the Electronic Frontier Foundation are holding their breath along with everyone else, calling Roberts' record "both sparse and mixed." While he sided with Verizon against the Recording Industry Association of America when the music trade group sought the identities of suspected illegal file traders, he also tends to bow to government authority, as he did in a case that let regulators take some items out of the public domain.
"We just don't have enough information to make reasonable and sustained predictions on how he is going to comment on digital rights issues," said EFF staff attorney Corynne McSherry. "He has made some good calls, but in Luck's Music Library he was a part of a fairly bad call. He didn't write the decision, but he was part of it."