08/04/2011 06:20 (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
We’re excited to see U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) and John McCain (R-AZ) become the latest Senators to add their names to the PROTECT IP Act, legislation that will help protect the jobs and livelihoods of over 2 million Americans whose jobs are supported by the film and television industry.
The motion picture and television industry is responsible for over 30,000 jobs in Colorado, 17,000 jobs in Maryland and 22,000 jobs in Arizona. Foreign rogue websites pose a threat to each one of these jobs by profiting from the sale of stolen content and draining our economy of billions of dollars annually. The PROTECT IP Act will help to deter, prevent and root out websites that harm thousands of honest workers.
The sponsor list for PROTECT IP continues to grow as the need to protect the jobs supported by creative industries becomes more apparent. We are now 28 Senators strong.
For more information about the PROTECT IP Act, visit our rogue websites page.