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    Fri, 24 Sep 2010 10:57:59

    Email Congress to Stop Unauthorized Music on the Web - Here's how...

    A bipartisan group of Senators has introduced legislation that would give the Justice Department an expedited process for cracking down on rogue websites that are dedicated to making unauthorized copies of music available to internet users around the world. The Justice Department would target the most egregious pirate websites, go to a federal court with the evidence, and then seize the domain name. Once a site has been seized, the Court would issue an order to intermediaries -- such as ISPs, payment processors, Internet registries and registrars, advertisers, etc. -- prohibiting them from doing business with such rogue sites.

    CNET called S. 3804, "one of the most ambitious attempts yet from the U.S. government to fight online piracy" and observed that "if the bill passes, it could mark the most significant antipiracy victory for the film and music industries in quite a while."

    If you want to see unauthorized copying of music stopped, you can act now to help the legislation gain momentum, since artists are creating art and they should be compensated for their talents and their efforts. You can click HERE to send an e-mail to your Senators and Representative and ask that they support this unprecedented legislation. Take the time to ask your colleagues and friends to send a message as well. It's quick and easy – just enter your home address and click "send."

    You can go here for more info: www.musicrightsnow.org

    What's your take on this legislation? Are you going to send emails to Congress?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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