This is the letter I just sent to my representative, urging him to vote against Hollywood’s E-PARASITE Act:
Congressman Fortenberry, please vote against the appropriately-named “E-PARASITE Act” being proposed by Rep. Smith, TX. It’s the counterpart of Senate Bill S.968, the “PROTECT IP Act”.
This flawed legislation seeks to criminalize civil offenses and reverse our Constitutional presumption of innocence for the benefit of a tiny – but very vocal – coalition of Hollywood special interest groups. The Internet has brought untold billions of dollars to our economy and democracy to distant shores. Let’s not discard these advances for the benefit of a few CEOs who haven’t figured out how to do business in the new economy. Given technology legislation that’s supported by the AFL-CIO and opposed by Google, I’ll side with Google every time.
Please stop these parasites from destroying the Internet we built just so they can make a few more dollars before their obsolete business plans finish them off.
Thank you for your time,
Please let your own representatives know that we don’t want this terrible legislation.