ACTION ALERT: Thank You For Saying ‘No’ to PRO-IP

This past weekend, the House and Senate approved an amended version of the Intellectual Property (IP) enforcement bill, now called the PRO-IP bill. As you'll recall, we at Public Knowledge have voiced our opposition to this bill numerous times in the past and have even called upon you to make your voice heard. We may not have been able to stop the PRO-IP bill from passing but with the help of our friends we were able to shore up the support of 41 Representatives who voted "no" on the bill. Now, it's time to thank those brave 41 Representatives, for standing up to the entertainment industry in an election year and fighting the good fight.

With the help of your calls, the bill was amended and was stripped of some of the most troubling provisions seen in previous versions, including one that would grant the Attorney General the power to bring civil lawsuits against alleged infringers on behalf of copyright holders. However, PRO-IP still increases forfeiture penalties for copyright infringement and media bootlegging, meaning that any number of multipurpose devices—even those not owned by the infringer and those not directly tied to the offense—could get caught up in the net of forfeiture penalties.

Congress may have passed PRO-IP thanks to overwhelming support from the movie and music industries but that doesn't mean that everyone supports the entertainment industry's agenda. 41 Congressmen and Congresswomen chose to stand apart from the pack on Sunday, voting against PRO-IP despite Hollywood's intense lobbying efforts. Please join us in thanking these 41 Representatives for standing strong on the issue of Intellectual Property enforcement and for working to protect the rights of users.

We want to make sure each of the 41 knows our appreciation. Please follow these quick steps to express your thanks:

  1. Check to see if your member is one of the 41. If so, make a call or send a fax via our action center. If you call, you could simply say: “Thank you for opposing S. 3325, the PRO-IP bill and standing up to Hollywood.”

  2. Use Facebook? 16 of these 41 members do too!. Even if they’re not your member, click “Become a Supporter” on their Facebook page or add them as a friend, then leave a message on their wall thanking them for opposing the PRO-IP bill. Here's a sample message: “Thank you for opposing S. 3325, the PRO-IP bill and standing up to Hollywood.”

  3. Use Twitter? Two of these 41 members do too! Even if they’re not your member, leave them a tweet thanking them for opposing the PRO-IP bill using this sample message: “Thank you for opposing S. 3325, the #PRO-IP bill and standing up to Hollywood”

Call or Fax

Congressman Brian Baird (D-WA)
Call: 202-225-3536
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD)
Call: 202-225-2193
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT)
Call: 202-225-0453
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Call: 202-225-4811
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA)
Call: 202-225-3861
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Chris Cannon (R-UT)
Call: 202-225-7751
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX)
Call: 202-225-3605
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman John Culberson (R-TX)
Call: 202-225-2571
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman John T. Doolittle (R-CA)
Call: 202-225-2511
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA)
Call: 202-225-2135
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman John J. Duncan (R-TN)
Call: 202-225-5435
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Call: 202-225-2635
Fax: PK Action Center

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
Call: 202-225-2071
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Virgil Goode (R-VA)
Call: 202-225-4711
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)
Call: 202-225-8203
Fax: PK Action Center

Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD)
Call: 202-225-2801
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA)
Call: 202-225-2631
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA)
Call: 202-225-5831
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
Call: 202-225-5871
Fax: PK Action Center

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Call: 202-225-2661
Fax: PK Action Center

Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
Call: 202-225-3072
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA)
Call: 202-225-6197
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman George Miller (D-CA)
Call: 202-225-2095
Fax: PK Action Center

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI)
Call: 202-225-4572
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)
Call: 202-225-2831
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN)
Call: 202-225-2165
Fax: PK Action Center

Congresman Tom Petri (R-WI)
Call: 202-225-2476
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX)
Call: 202-225-6565
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Tom Price (R-GA)
Call: 202-225-4501
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL)
Call: 202-225-4372
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Jose Serrano (D-NY)
Call: 202-225-4361
Fax: PK Action Center

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA)
Call: 202-225-3531
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA)
Call: 202-225-3311
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Ed Towns (D-NY)
Call: 202-225-5936
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Jim Walsh (R-NY)
Call: 202-225-3701
Fax: PK Action Center

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Call: 202-225-2201
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)
Call: 202-225-5901
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY)
Call: 202-225-3115
Fax: PK Action Center

Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)
Call: 202-225-5161
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman David Wu (D-OR)
Call: 202-225-0855
Fax: PK Action Center

Congressman Don Young (R-AK)
Call: 202-225-5765
Fax: PK Action Center

Facebook

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-WA)

Congressman Chris Cannon (R-UT)

Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX)

Congressman John T. Doolittle (R-CA)

Congressman Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

Congressman Virgil Goode (R-VA)

Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA)

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA)

Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)

Congressman George Miller (D-CA)

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)

Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN)

Congressman Jose Serrano (D-NY)

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA)

Congressman Ed Towns (D-NY)

Congressman Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)

Twitter

Twitter Congressman George Miller (D-CA)

Twitter Congressman Tom Price (R-GA)

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