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Sen. Sherrod Brown

Democrat from Ohio

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
Official homepage
Phone 202-224-2315
Fax 202-228-6321
Office 713 Hart Senate Office Building

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 Sen. Brown.

Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $21,350
2008 $15,050
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $9,150
2008 $15,350

Timeline: Sen. Brown and PIPA

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

Jan 19, 2012 Letter to constituent
"In an age of advancing technology, it is critical we have laws that protect internet users from unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent marketplace practices. Too many consumers today purchase goods over the internet that may pose a significant threat to their health and wellbeing...Additionally, illegal file sharing and unauthorized copying of digital material prevents musicians, producers, filmmakers, software designers, and many others from reaping the fruits of their labor. Such activity has the potential to stifle artistic creativity and compromise electronic innovation. Ultimately, intellectual property theft costs our economy billions of dollars and can result in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs. However, I have also heard from individuals with concerns about the scope of this legislation, as well as its First Amendment implications. I take these concerns seriously. Should this legislation come before the full Senate for a vote, I will keep your views in mind."
Oct 20, 2011 Co-sponsors PIPA

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