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A Better Way to Fight the Online Theft of American Ideas and Jobs


A letter from Senator Marco Rubio . . .

In recent weeks, we’ve heard from many Floridians about the anti-Internet piracy bills making their way through Congress. On the Senate side, I have been a co-sponsor of the PROTECT IP Act because I believe it’s important to protect American ingenuity, ideas and jobs from being stolen through Internet piracy, much of it occurring overseas through rogue websites in China. As a senator from Florida, a state with a large presence of artists, creators and businesses connected to the creation of intellectual property, I have a strong interest in stopping online piracy that costs Florida jobs.

However, we must do this while simultaneously promoting an open, dynamic Internet environment that is ripe for innovation and promotes new technologies.

Earlier this year, this bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously and without controversy. Since then, we’ve heard legitimate concerns about the impact the bill could have on access to the Internet and about a potentially unreasonable expansion of the federal government’s power to impact the Internet. Congress should listen and avoid rushing through a bill that could have many unintended consequences.

Therefore, I have decided to withdraw my support for the Protect IP Act. Furthermore, I encourage Senator Reid to abandon his plan to rush the bill to the floor. Instead, we should take more time to address the concerns raised by all sides, and come up with new legislation that addresses Internet piracy while protecting free and open access to the Internet.

 

 

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One Response to “A Better Way to Fight the Online Theft of American Ideas and Jobs”
  1. All good things comes to those who wait, what goes around comes around, but as so many build and tist laws in protection for them only if they get busted, they lost track of one thing,
    Ok lets see if little oh me can give it a twirl.
     the building block of the Decoration Of Independence was first and supported by the Constitution as it was drafted, then the Bill Of Rights.
     Now if you wish to add the in-site of and as from,
    Henry Massingale,
    One must admire the unity of the 3 Laws as they work as one, and at the same time they maintain their own Independence. These  3 Laws were created as the a safe guard for The People, as these 3 Laws Orders Government Officials to Obey the Laws Of This Land and at the same it is given to The People as a foundation of Laws for us to guide our self by.
     Government Officials have no choice but to Obey the Law and not to amend it in a self protection of its foundation.
     This is what I see in part, I am not as smart as some, but my dyslectic mind does see.
     Government Officials have failed, all of them, in the Prime Directive of the Constitution, which is the Safe Keep Of The People.
     If Governing Officials amend safe guards to protect them self it is clear by the 3 Laws and they could face Treason Charges. It has and all ways will be the Voice of The People That Guides this Country and it will be shown by the Vote.
     But you all forgot how to in-force the Laws, and if any one here thinks I write blog, I am sorry I turn them into a life of which Governing officials now see as I interface over 12,000 sites for the 2012 elections.
     This does not mean I am smarter then you, or better, it mean I do see….

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