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2011.01.24 - Response From Senator Levin Regarding SOPA

2011.01.24 - Response From Senator Levin Regarding SOPA

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Published by: Derek Dobies on Jan 31, 2012
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CARLLEVIN
MICHIGAN
COMMITTEES:
ARMEDSERVICES GOVERNMENTALAFFAIRS SMALLBUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
January24,2012HonorableDerekDobiesCityCouncilCityofJackson9181stStreetJackson,MI49203DearMr.Dobies:ThankyouforcontactingmeaboutthePreventingRealOnlineThreatstoEconomicCreativityandTheftofIntellectualProperty(PROTECTIP)Actof2011(S.968).Iappreciateyousharingyourthoughtswithme.IntroducedbySenatorPatrickLeahy(D-VT),thePROTECTIPActaimstosafeguardintellectualpropertyontheInternetfromforeignwebsitesdedicatedtoillegalinfringingactivities.Intellectualpropertyrights(IPRs)arelegalrightsgrantedbygovernmentstoencourageandrewardinnovation.Theserightsensurethatinventorsreapthebenefitsoftheir work.ThroughIPRs,governmentsgrantatemporary,legalmonopolytoinnovatorsbygivingthemtherighttocontroltheuseoftheircreationsbyothers.IPRsalsoallowinventorstotradeorlicensetheirworktoothersinreturnforfeesand/orroyaltypayments.ThePROTECTIPActwouldauthorizetheAttorneyGeneralortheownerofanIPRharmedbyanInternetsitededicatedtoinfringementactivities(lSDIA)totake
a
numberofstepstoactagainsttheoperatororownerofanISDIAsite.U.S.industriesthatrelyontheprotection ofIPRscontributesignificantlytoU.S.economicgrowth,employment,andinternationaltrade. CounterfeitingandonlinepiracyinothercountriesmayresultinrevenuelossesinthebillionsofdollarsforAmericanfirms,aswellasthelossofAmericanjobs.Additionally,healthandpublic safetyadvocatesaretroubledbythepotentialconsequencesofcounterfeitpharmaceuticaldrugs
andotherproducts.-----
ConcernshavebeenraisedthatthePROTECTIPActwouldstifleinnovationand opennessontheInternetandwouldrestrictAmericans'freespeech.Opponentsofthebillalso haveclaimedthatitwouldplaceanunfairandunworkableregulatoryburdenonInternetcompaniesandwouldweakenInternetsecurity.Iamconcernedaboutthecurrentversionofthebill.Ihavebeenmeetingwithpeopleonallsidesoftheissueandhearingfrommanyconstituents.AfterschedulingavoteontothePROTECTIPAct,SenateMajorityLeaderHarryReid(D-NV)announcedonJanuary20
th
thatSenateconsiderationofthebillwouldbepostponed,citinglegitimateconcernsthathadbeenraisedaboutthebill.Ithinkthiswastherightcourseofactiongiventhelargenumberofissuesthathavebeenraised.SenatorReidencouragedSenatorLeahytoworkwiththevarious

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