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Sen. Christopher A. Coons

Democrat from Delaware

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


Stance on PIPA
Years served in Senate
% Votes with Party
Phone 202-224-5042
Office 127a Russell Senate Office Building
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Financial Contributions by Industry

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Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $23,950
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $92,700

Timeline: Sen. Coons and PIPA

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

May 26, 2011 Votes to move PIPA out of committee
Part of unanimous vote of approval by Senate Judiciary committee to move PIPA forward.
May 12, 2011 Co-sponsors PIPA
May 12, 2011 Press release: Setting the record straight on the Protect IP Act
“Whenever legislation deals with blocking access to websites, I understand there will be concerns about protecting Internet freedom and the civil liberties of those using online services. I share these concerns, and that’s why I worked to make sure this bill cannot be used against a website – even if it contains some infringing material – unless the only purpose of the website is to infringe.”
May 12, 2011 Co-sponsors the S.978 Commercial Felony Streaming Act
S.978 proposes to make illegal streaming of copyrighted material a felony instead of a misdemeanor.
Nov 18, 2010 Votes to move COICA out of committee
The Senate Judiciary committee voted unanimously to move COICA forward.

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