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This letter was sent by OpenCongress user Luca280 on December 20, 2011 in opposition to H.R.3261 Stop Online Piracy Act.
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H.R.3261 Stop Online Piracy Act

I am writing as your constituent in the 5th Congressional district of New Jersey. I oppose H.R.3261 - Stop Online Piracy Act, and am tracking it using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability.

This bill would establish a system for taking down websites that the Justice Department determines to be dedicated to copyright infringment. The DoJ or the copyright owner would be able to commence a legal action against any site they deem to have "only limited purpose or use other than infringement," and the DoJ would be allowed to demand that search engines, social networking sites and domain name services block access to the targeted site. It would also make unauthorized web streaming of copyrighted content a felony with a possible penalty up to five years in prison. This bill combines two separate Senate bills -- S.968 and S.978 -- into one big House bill.

99% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, oppose H.R.3261.

I as a citizen of NJ would like you to vote NO on this bill on my behalf and on the behalf of all of NJ who would like to see an internet where one can still express their views openly and peacefully.

Sincerely, Jonluca Agnihotri

This letter was a reply from the office of Robert Menendez on December 20, 2011.
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Sincerely, Senator Robert Menendez

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This letter was a reply from the office of Frank R. Lautenberg on December 20, 2011.
Thank You For Contacting Me

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Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting me. Your comments are important to me and I wanted to confirm with you that I have received your message.

Please feel free to contact me again should you have additional concerns or if there is any way in which I can be of assistance.

Thank you,

Sincerely, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg

This letter was a reply from the office of Frank R. Lautenberg on December 23, 2011.
In Response to Your Message

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Dear Mr. Agnihotri:

Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about the PROTECT IP Act. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

The ?Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property (PROTECT IP) Act of 2011? (S. 968) would give law enforcement additional tools to combat the illegal online sale of counterfeit or copyright infringing goods. Specifically, this bill would give the Attorney General the power to serve issued court orders on search engines, payment processors, advertising networks, and Internet service providers. It would allow suit against site operators, but would not allow law enforcement to block access to a site. This bill would also require plaintiffs to sue the owner or registrant of a domain name before bringing suit against a site itself.

The ?PROTECT IP Act? was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in May 2011 and now awaits action by the full Senate. Please be assured that I will keep your views in mind as the Senate considers this issue. Thank you again for contacting me.

FRL:mts

This letter was a reply from the office of Robert Menendez on January 18, 2012.
Response from Senator Menendez

Dear Mr. Agnihotri:

Thank you for contacting me to express you concerns regarding H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act. Your opinion is very important to me, and I appreciate the opportunity to respond to you on this critical issue.

As you may know, H.R. 3261 seeks to prevent rogue websites from profiting from counterfeit or pirated goods. H.R. 3261 was referred to House Judiciary Committee. This bill is not currently being considered in the Senate. If it is considered in the Senate, please be assured that I will keep your views in mind.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. On this, as with any other issue, there are many different views. I invite you to visit my website (http://menendez.senate.gov ) to learn more about how I am standing up for New Jersey families in the United States Senate.

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Please do not reply to this e-mail as this address is not monitored. To contact my office, please use the contact form found on my website at http://menendez.senate.gov/contact/

This letter was a reply from the office of Frank R. Lautenberg on January 24, 2012.
In Response to Your Inquiry – Update on the PROTECT IP Act and the Future of the Internet

Dear Mr. Agnihotri:

Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns about the PROTECT IP Act (S. 968). I share your concerns, and I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

The PROTECT IP Act was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in May 2011, and was scheduled for a procedural vote before the full Senate this week. I raised serious concerns with the legislation last week, and was pleased that the vote on the Protect IP Act was canceled. Please be assured that I remain committed to a free and open Internet and will keep your views in mind.

I would like to invite you to stay in touch with me on these issues by "liking" me on Facebook and following me on Twitter. Below you will find links to my pages, where you can get the most up-to-date information about my work representing you in the United States Senate. Thank you again for contacting me.

FRL:MS

This letter was a reply from the office of Frank R. Lautenberg on November 01, 2012.
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This letter was a reply from the office of Frank R. Lautenberg on November 01, 2012.
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