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Rep. Charlie Dent

Republican from Pennsylvania – 15th 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
Phone 202-225-6411
Fax 202-226-0778
Office 1009 Longworth House Office Building
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Financial Contributions by Industry

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Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $13,400
2008 $24,200
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $35,050
2008 $16,500

Timeline: Rep. Dent and SOPA

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

Jan 18, 2012 States opposition to SOPA in its current form
“Most Americans agree online piracy is a serious matter and steps must be taken to prevent the illegal distribution of intellectual property. While intellectual property is currently protected on domestic websites by federal law, online piracy has found a safe haven on foreign sites that exploit American artists, innovators and entrepreneurs...However, I am concerned SOPA – as introduced - is not the proper approach to addressing this growing problem. Instead, Congress must work to fight online piracy in a manner that guarantees individual rights are respected and promoted, and innovation is not hindered. While I am not prepared to support SOPA at this time, I believe the greater exposure it has recently received in the public and in Washington will help generate a necessary dialogue about the need to combat the illegal activity of online piracy.”

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