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Rep. David Cicilline

Democrat from Rhode Island – 1st District

Update (1/20/2012): SOPA and PIPA have been indefinitely postponed; see statements by Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Lamar Smith.


Stance on SOPA
Years served in House
% Votes with Party
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Phone 202-225-4911
Fax 202- 225-3290
Office 128 Cannon House Office Building

Financial Contributions by Industry

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Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $6,850
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $45,850

Timeline: Rep. Cicilline and SOPA

A list of statements and legislative actions made by Rep. Cicilline relating to SOPA. Contact us at sopa[at] if you have additions or corrections.

Jan 18, 2012 Opposes SOPA "as it is currently drafted"
“After careful review of the proposed legislation and reflecting on the concerns expressed to me by Rhode Islanders, I have decided to oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act as it is currently drafted. Although I am deeply concerned that online piracy is a serious issue confronting American businesses and intellectual property owners, as currently written, SOPA unduly burdens constitutional rights of freedom of speech and due process, poses significant threats to the Internet remaining open, safe and secure, and could stifle future innovation that would be counterproductive to future growth and development of our nation. I spoke to Congressman Berman, one of the cosponsors today, and understand that substantial revisions of the proposed bill are likely, and I will, of course, continue to pay close attention to any new versions of this bill."

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