Help pass the Stop Online Piracy Act & Protect IP Act
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Help pass the Stop Online Piracy Act & Protect IP Act

    1. Wolfe Video
    2. Petition by

      Wolfe Video

      San Jose, CA

The LGBT creative community and our allies support the passage of the Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R.3261) and Protect IP Act (S.968). These bills will prevent online threats to economic creativity and theft of intellectual property as well as promoting prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property. Foreign rogue websites that sell LGBT films without the filmmakers’ authorization threaten the vibrancy of the legitimate LGBT film marketplace. Taking indie LGBT filmmakers out of the market or impeding their ability to make future films limits the options of LGBT consumers, limits the diversity of stories and voices in the marketplace, and has a detrimental impact on the understanding of social issues affecting the LGBT community. Online piracy threatens not only the livelihoods of filmmakers in the LGBT community but may also silence the voices of this community.

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    1. New Creative America YouTube Channel

      Wolfe Video
      Petition Organizer

      Creative America, the grassroots entertainment group launched to combat piracy, sent hundreds of individual video messages to members of the House Judiciary Committee Dec. 14, in support of the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. Here's a link to their new YouTube channel which includes a small selection of the videos. Please click thru and share some with your friends via Facebook. etc.!

    2. Media, Entertainment Companies to Congress: ‘Stop Online Piracy’

      Wolfe Video
      Petition Organizer

      From today's Home Media Magazine:
      Sen. Chris Dodd Chairman, CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, said Dec. 13 in a speech to the Center for American Progress, that some action needs to be taken against foreign websites trafficking in illegal content. He cited statistics that show a quarter of global Internet traffic is copyright-infringing. “These foreign rogue sites we are aiming at are not casual endeavors. They are sophisticated criminal enterprises,” he said, according to prepared comments. “Contrary to piracy apologists, the operators of these fraudulent sites aren’t overzealous film buffs or political activists making a statement about freedom of information. They are criminals, plain and simple: They don’t innovate, they don’t adhere to manufacturing standards, and they certainly don’t pay taxes on the proceeds from their scams."

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    • Rob Wright CLEVELAND, TN
      • almost 3 years ago

      I don't know what's more horrifying, the fact that people are actually signing this petition or the fact that I did so accidentally and can't undo my signature.

      I'd love to explain why you people are waisting your time with a cause that will benefit only the greedy corporations and not the people actually make content (among a million other reasons why the Protect IP act is a load of horseshit, greed, and mind-boggling idiocy and incompetance), but I really need to get to bed.

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    • B E ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • almost 3 years ago

      GLBT films are important to our community. Filmmakers need to be paid so they can continue their work. It's not ok for people to steal creative works or to resell them without permission.

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    • Patricia Adolphe SUN CITY WEST, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      I want more LGBT cinema, that is of quality, like "Elena Undone". I do not want those who have no conscience to steal my right to buy, and view these films. There are all too few now as it is, and to have nothing would be unbearable. The artists who write, direct, produce, and act in these films do it out of love, and creativity, but also hope to reap some financial benefit as well. A lot of time, effort, work, and money goes into these films. Even though these artist enjoy what they are doing, they need to make a living at it as well.

      These thieves have to be stopped! All of my sisters who enjoy viewing these films, and want to continue enjoying these films, I hope you are buying them legally, and I want you to sign this petition.

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    • Melanie Rice GALLOWAY, NJ
      • almost 3 years ago

      My client's film was downloaded illegally over 30,000 times! That severely affects her ability to continue to make quality indie films. Piracy is theft and steals the livelihood from hardworking filmmakers.

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    • Ulla Hogstedt STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because the people making these films should get paid for their wonderful work and we who love their work should pay for it!

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