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Petitioning Screen Actors Guild (SAG) David White, National Executive Director and 5 others

Petition Hollywood to Formally Oppose SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (PROTECT IP Act)


In light of the fact that SOPA has been postponed indefinitely in the House and PIPA does not have enough votes to move forward in the Senate, I am closing this petition.  

Given the strong language coming out of the office of the MPAA I doubt this specific petition had any affect.  But, it added to the larger voice that was heard and finally culminated in the web blackout on January 18th.  This blackout is what finally turned the tide and pointed a spotlight on these severly flawed bills.

The threat of online piracy remains and we still have to find a solution for  this problem.  But, I am pleased to see that cooler heads prevailed and we didn't rush legislation that was far more harmful than online piracy.  Hopefully anything that comes forward in the future will take into account both online piracy AND "internet freedom".

This petition was delivered to:
  • Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
    David White, National Executive Director
  • American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
    Kim Roberts Hedgpeth, National Executive Director
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)
    Jim Hoffa, General President
  • Directors Guild of America (DGA)
    Taylor Hackford, President
  • The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
    Matthew D. Loeb, President
  • Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
    Christopher J. Dodd, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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