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Rep. Steven R. Rothman

Democrat from New Jersey – 9th 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
Fax 202-225-5851
Office 2303 Rayburn House Office Building
Official homepage
Phone 202-225-5061

Financial Contributions by Industry

This reported campaign contributions information comes from the OpenSecrets/Center for Responsive Politics API (read more about their campaign-contributions-per-industry API). You can also visit the OpenSecrets profile for Rep. Rothman.

Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $9,400
2008 $9,000
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $4,500
2008 $3,000

Timeline: Rep. Rothman and SOPA

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

Jan 18, 2012 Statement against SOPA
"I am a strong advocate for a free and open Internet, where citizens retain freedom of choice while viewing legal and safe content online. Although the authors of the recently introduced Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) aim to control piracy online, I am opposed to SOPA because the legislation would enforce Internet censorship, in direct violation of the First Amendment. SOPA would allow the government to be able to force search engines, social networking sites, and internet service providers to block access to certain websites. It would also make the unauthorized web streaming of copyrighted content a felony, with a possible penalty of up to five years in prison. While the intent of SOPA may be well-meaning, the provisions will stifle technological innovation, hinder startup companies from being competitive, and infringe on our constitutionally protected rights. I oppose SOPA because it would unnecessarily restrict our nation’s free and open Internet."

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