Online Protection & Enforcement of Digital Trade Act (OPEN Act) (H.R. 3782) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

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Online Protection & Enforcement of Digital Trade Act (OPEN Act)

H.R. 3782: Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act

Summary: To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to address unfair trade practices relating to infringement of copyrights and trademarks by certain Internet sites, and for other purposes. (More Info)

Online Protection & Enforcement of Digital Trade Act (OPEN Act) (H.R. 3782) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) 11,748 Facebook fans 85 Twitter followers

December 12, 2011

Dear Senator Wyden and Representative Issa,

As you know, the undersigned Internet and technology organizations support legislation that would provide tools to target foreign‐based “rogue” websites that are engaged in widespread copyright and trademark infringement. We believe the draft OPEN Act is narrowly focused on providing effective remedies that target such sites, without creating new liabilities for lawful, U.S. technology companies or collateral damage to the secure functioning of the global open Internet.

Consequently, we support the approach taken in the draft OPEN Act, which would task the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) with prosecution of ...

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TechFreedom 10,149 Facebook fans 39 Twitter followers

Today, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) introduced the “Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act” (OPEN) as a bi-partisan alternative to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Senate's Protect-IP Act (PIPA). The following statement can be attributed to Larry Downes, Senior Adjunct Fellow at TechFreedom:

Building on existing law is a better way to solve problems created by the fast-moving digital revolution than legislative experimentation. SOPA and Protect-IP would radically alter the structure of the Internet and gut intellectual property laws that have proven vital to the digital revolution. Instead, OPEN simply ...

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Association of Research Libraries 2,224 Facebook fans 2,390 Twitter followers

Dear Senator Wyden, Representative Issa, and Representative Chaffetz,

I write on behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), which consists of three major library associations—the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries—that collectively represent over 139,000 libraries in the United States employing over 350,000 librarians and other personnel. We welcome your release of a discussion draft bill to address the problem of foreign infringing websites. Your effort to make the discussion draft available to the public for comment represents a positive model for public participation in the ...

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Net Coalition 1,106 Facebook fans 565 Twitter followers

December 12, 2011

Dear Senator Wyden and Representative Issa,

As you know, the undersigned Internet and technology organizations support legislation that would provide tools to target foreign‐based “rogue” websites that are engaged in widespread copyright and trademark infringement. We believe the draft OPEN Act is narrowly focused on providing effective remedies that target such sites, without creating new liabilities for lawful, U.S. technology companies or collateral damage to the secure functioning of the global open Internet.

Consequently, we support the approach taken in the draft OPEN Act, which would task the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) with prosecution of ...

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Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) 72 Facebook fans 665 Twitter followers

December 12, 2011

Dear Senator Wyden and Representative Issa,

As you know, the undersigned Internet and technology organizations support legislation that would provide tools to target foreign‐based “rogue” websites that are engaged in widespread copyright and trademark infringement. We believe the draft OPEN Act is narrowly focused on providing effective remedies that target such sites, without creating new liabilities for lawful, U.S. technology companies or collateral damage to the secure functioning of the global open Internet.

Consequently, we support the approach taken in the draft OPEN Act, which would task the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) with prosecution of ...

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* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.

Library Copyright Alliance (LCA)

Dear Senator Wyden, Representative Issa, and Representative Chaffetz,

I write on behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), which consists of three major library associations—the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries—that collectively represent over 139,000 libraries in the United States employing over 350,000 librarians and other personnel. We welcome your release of a discussion draft bill to address the problem of foreign infringing websites. Your effort to make the discussion draft available to the public for comment represents a positive model for public participation in the ...

Read full position statement.

* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Dear Senator Wyden, Representative Issa, and Representative Chaffetz,

I write on behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), which consists of three major library associations—the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries—that collectively represent over 139,000 libraries in the United States employing over 350,000 librarians and other personnel. We welcome your release of a discussion draft bill to address the problem of foreign infringing websites. Your effort to make the discussion draft available to the public for comment represents a positive model for public participation in the ...

Read full position statement.

* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.