S. 978 - A Bill to Amend the Criminal Penalty Provision for Criminal Infringement of a Copyright, and for Other Purposes.

Crime and law enforcement. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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A bill to amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
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A Bill to Amend the Criminal Penalty Provision for Criminal Infringement of a Copyright, and for Other Purposes.

S. 978 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes.
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    Sponsor
    Amy Klobuchar
    Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Crime and law enforcement
    • Intellectual property
    • Internet and video services
    • Music
    • Sound recording
    • Television and film
    Related Bills
      Major Actions
      Introduced5/12/2011
      Referred to Committee
      Bill History

      There have been no votes on this bill.

      ActionDateDescription
      Introduced5/12/2011
      5/12/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
      Put on a legislative calendar6/16/2011Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
      6/20/2011Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy without amendment. Without written report.
      Put on a legislative calendar6/20/2011Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 77.
      6/22/2011Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
      NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

      Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

      supported this bill

      Attorneys & law firms$59,727,464
      Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$4,365,694
      Computer software$4,096,714
      Motion Picture production & distribution$3,358,101
      Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$2,139,260
      Professional sports, arenas & related equip & svcs$1,880,077
      Commercial TV & radio stations$1,747,196
      Recorded Music & music production$1,417,054
      Telecommunications$1,036,991
      TV production & distribution$1,008,853
      General business associations$556,835
      Teamsters union$379,570
      Entertainment unions$339,700
      Chambers of commerce$259,644
      Movie Theaters$86,300
      Printing and publishing (printed & online)$51,300
      $82,450,753

      opposed this bill

      Democratic/Liberal$11,495,677
      Consumer groups$750
      Militias & Anti-Government Groups$0
      $11,496,427

      Interest groups that supported this bill gave 7.2 times as much as interest groups that opposed this bill

      48 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      A Bill to Amend the Criminal Penalty Provision for Criminal Infringement of a Copyright, and for Other Purposes.

      48 organizations supported this bill

      American Federation of Musicians
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
      undersigned organizations (2011, May 17). AFTRA DGA IATSE and SAG Support S.978. Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Artists Under the Dome.
      American Intellectual Property Law Association
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      American Photographic Artists
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Association of American Publishers
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Association of Independent Music Publishers
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      AT&T
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      BMI
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      BSA - The Software Alliance
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      CBS Corporation
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Church Music Publishers Association
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Directors Guild of America
      undersigned organizations (2011, May 17). AFTRA DGA IATSE and SAG Support S.978. Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Artists Under the Dome.
      Disney
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Entertainment Merchants Association
      EMA (2011, June 15). ENTERTAINMENT MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION ENDORSES ENHANCED PENALTY FOR INFRINGEMENT BY STREAMING. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from Entertainment Merchants Association.
      Entertainment Software Association
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Global Intellectual Property Center
      GIPC (2011, June 16). Chamber Applauds Senate Action To Move Forward with Illegal Web Streaming Bill. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from Global Intellectual Property Center.
      Graphic Artists Guild
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Independent Film & Television Alliance
      IFTA (2011, May 12). IFTA & Creative Industry Coalition Lauds Bill to Make Illegal Streaming of Movies and TV a Felony. Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Independent Film & Television Alliance.
      International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
      undersigned organizations (2011, May 17). AFTRA DGA IATSE and SAG Support S.978. Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Artists Under the Dome.
      International Brotherhood of Teamsters
      undersigned organizations (2011, May 26). Joint Statement from AFM, AFTRA, DGA, IATSE, IBT and SAG Commending Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of the PROTECT IP Act. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from IATSE.
      Magazine Publishers of America
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Motion Picture Association of America
      Anderson, Nate (2011, May 16). New bill upgrades unauthorized Internet streaming to a felony. Ars Technica. Retrieved May 19, 2011, from http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/05/new-bill-upgrades-unauthorized-internet-streaming-to-a-felony.ars.
      National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      National Association of Broadcasters
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      National Association of Theatre Owners
      IFTA (2011, May 12). IFTA & Creative Industry Coalition Lauds Bill to Make Illegal Streaming of Movies and TV a Felony. Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Independent Film & Television Alliance.
      National Basketball Association
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      National Collegiate Athletic Association
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      National Music Publishers' Association
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      NBCUniversal
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      News Corporation
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Newspaper Association of America
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Picture Archive Council Of America
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Ppl & Vpl
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Professional Photographers Of America
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Professional School Photographers Association
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Recording Industry Association of America
      RIAA (2011, May 13). Senate Bill Calls For Tougher Penalties for Unlawful Streaming of Content. Retrieved May 19, 2011, from RIAA News Room.
      Reed Elsevier Incorporated
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Screen Actors Guild
      undersigned organizations (2011, May 17). AFTRA DGA IATSE and SAG Support S.978. Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Artists Under the Dome.
      SESAC, Inc.
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Software & Information Industry Association
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Sony Pictures Entertainment
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Time Warner
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce
      MPAA (n.d.). S. 978: The Commercial Felony Streaming Act. Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Motion Picture Association of America.
      Ultimate Fighting Championship
      MPAA (n.d.). S. 978: The Commercial Felony Streaming Act. Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Motion Picture Association of America.
      Universal Music Group
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Viacom
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.
      Writers Guild Of America, West
      Copyright Alliance (2011, May 12). STATEMENT FROM: Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars RE: Introduction of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Streaming . Retrieved May 19, 2011, from Copyright Alliance.

      3 organizations opposed this bill

      Demand Progress
      Demand Progress (2011). URGENT: Congress Wants To Make Streaming A Felony. Retrieved June 17, 2011, from Demand Progress.
      Electronic Frontier Foundation
      Engleman, Eric (2011, June 16). Illegal Video Streaming Elevated to Felony Under Senate Bill. Bloomberg News. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-16/illegal-video-streaming-elevated-to-felony-under-senate-measure.html.
      U.s.w.g.o.
      Hill, Brian D. (2011, June 6). Whitehouse to want Streaming Media of any copyrighted materials to be a felony. Retrieved June 17, 2011, from USWGO.

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      Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
      Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

      Contributions by Legislator

      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supportedsort icon
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Kirsten GillibrandDNY$5,346,138$395,560
      Harry ReidDNV$3,747,411$181,440
      Barbara BoxerDCA$2,943,083$711,001
      Claire McCaskillDMO$2,588,392$159,147
      Chuck SchumerDNY$2,520,670$73,600
      Bob CaseyDPA$2,491,310$81,464
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,282,336$89,644
      Alan FrankenDMN$2,281,177$1,028,740
      Mark WarnerDVA$1,964,318$1,240,159
      Sherrod BrownDOH$1,885,296$286,552
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,761,867$13,950
      Michael BennetDCO$1,744,799$204,281
      Mary LandrieuDLA$1,618,668$189,316
      Scott BrownRMA$1,614,009$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$1,548,609$173,270
      Mark UdallDCO$1,542,097$529,806
      Jon TesterDMT$1,438,714$164,442
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,339,641$0
      John CornynRTX$1,283,685$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$1,234,871$32,913
      Patty MurrayDWA$1,150,476$152,123
      Tom UdallDNM$1,051,206$471,032
      Mark KirkRIL$1,019,540$4,720
      Patrick LeahyDVT$992,300$78,025
      Maria CantwellDWA$965,098$76,293
      Rob PortmanROH$961,275$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$944,674$27,857
      Frank LautenbergDNJ$900,509$348,475
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$860,430$250
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$852,652$512,762
      Debbie StabenowDMI$852,088$71,282
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$827,925$0
      Max BaucusDMT$817,481$107,825
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$817,426$6,000
      Roy BluntRMO$815,959$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$812,774$53,200
      John KerryDMA$800,793$311,160
      Carl LevinDMI$798,659$175,697
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$767,743$0
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$760,059$480,706
      Joe ManchinDWV$734,953$54,915
      Bob CorkerRTN$727,047$0
      Ron WydenDOR$720,008$11,600
      Kay HaganDNC$714,385$1,809,778
      Mark BegichDAK$707,833$309,890
      Ben CardinDMD$705,003$33,250
      Chris CoonsDDE$703,296$29,750
      Orrin HatchRUT$687,488$0
      Roger WickerRMS$685,288$0
      Mark PryorDAR$685,032$48,350
      Patrick ToomeyRPA$665,094$0
      Susan CollinsRME$655,168$0
      Marco RubioRFL$646,982$0
      Tom HarkinDIA$631,232$102,853
      David VitterRLA$568,193$0
      Richard BurrRNC$530,678$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$491,507$0
      John McCainRAZ$476,701$0
      Richard ShelbyRAL$465,050$0
      Dan InouyeDHI$448,410$1,000
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$435,410$50,900
      John ThuneRSD$432,691$0
      Dean HellerRNV$418,830$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$400,099$200
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$374,138$0
      Tom CarperDDE$372,650$14,050
      Jeff SessionsRAL$363,539$0
      Barbara MikulskiDMD$358,491$2,800
      Tim JohnsonDSD$350,367$289,569
      Kelly AyotteRNH$347,247$0
      Dick LugarRIN$323,180$0
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$319,768$20,750
      Jim DeMintRSC$316,205$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$296,423$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$287,330$0
      Olympia SnoweRME$264,031$0
      Mike JohannsRNE$246,148$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$233,222$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$217,841$0
      Jim InhofeROK$215,143$0
      John BarrassoRWY$204,173$0
      Rand PaulRKY$203,263$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$200,414$0
      Mike LeeRUT$194,802$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$183,800$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$146,354$263,080
      John BoozmanRAR$145,221$0
      Mike CrapoRID$144,925$0
      John HoevenRND$125,442$0
      Tom CoburnROK$117,864$0
      Jim WebbDVA$107,711$21,000
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$99,016$0
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$90,731$0
      Jim RischRID$85,600$0
      Mike EnziRWY$78,550$0
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$56,628$0
      Joe LiebermanICT$40,850$0
      Jon KylRAZ$39,150$0
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$18,500$0
      Herb KohlDWI$-500$0

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      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$18,500$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$400,099$200
      Kelly AyotteRNH$347,247$0
      John BarrassoRWY$204,173$0
      Max BaucusDMT$817,481$107,825
      Mark BegichDAK$707,833$309,890
      Michael BennetDCO$1,744,799$204,281
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$99,016$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$817,426$6,000
      Roy BluntRMO$815,959$0
      John BoozmanRAR$145,221$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$2,943,083$711,001
      Scott BrownRMA$1,614,009$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$1,885,296$286,552
      Richard BurrRNC$530,678$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$965,098$76,293
      Ben CardinDMD$705,003$33,250
      Tom CarperDDE$372,650$14,050
      Bob CaseyDPA$2,491,310$81,464
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$767,743$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$296,423$0
      Tom CoburnROK$117,864$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$200,414$0
      Susan CollinsRME$655,168$0
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$56,628$0
      Chris CoonsDDE$703,296$29,750
      Bob CorkerRTN$727,047$0
      John CornynRTX$1,283,685$0
      Mike CrapoRID$144,925$0
      Jim DeMintRSC$316,205$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$1,548,609$173,270
      Mike EnziRWY$78,550$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$860,430$250
      Alan FrankenDMN$2,281,177$1,028,740
      Kirsten GillibrandDNY$5,346,138$395,560
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$827,925$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$374,138$0
      Kay HaganDNC$714,385$1,809,778
      Tom HarkinDIA$631,232$102,853
      Orrin HatchRUT$687,488$0
      Dean HellerRNV$418,830$0
      John HoevenRND$125,442$0
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$90,731$0
      Jim InhofeROK$215,143$0
      Dan InouyeDHI$448,410$1,000
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$491,507$0
      Mike JohannsRNE$246,148$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$183,800$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$350,367$289,569
      John KerryDMA$800,793$311,160
      Mark KirkRIL$1,019,540$4,720
      Amy KlobucharDMN$1,234,871$32,913
      Herb KohlDWI$-500$0
      Jon KylRAZ$39,150$0
      Mary LandrieuDLA$1,618,668$189,316
      Frank LautenbergDNJ$900,509$348,475
      Patrick LeahyDVT$992,300$78,025
      Mike LeeRUT$194,802$0
      Carl LevinDMI$798,659$175,697
      Joe LiebermanICT$40,850$0
      Dick LugarRIN$323,180$0
      Joe ManchinDWV$734,953$54,915
      John McCainRAZ$476,701$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$2,588,392$159,147
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,339,641$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,761,867$13,950
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$760,059$480,706
      Barbara MikulskiDMD$358,491$2,800
      Jerry MoranRKS$217,841$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$233,222$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$1,150,476$152,123
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$319,768$20,750
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,282,336$89,644
      Rand PaulRKY$203,263$0
      Rob PortmanROH$961,275$0
      Mark PryorDAR$685,032$48,350
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$435,410$50,900
      Harry ReidDNV$3,747,411$181,440
      Jim RischRID$85,600$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$287,330$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$812,774$53,200
      Marco RubioRFL$646,982$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$146,354$263,080
      Chuck SchumerDNY$2,520,670$73,600
      Jeff SessionsRAL$363,539$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$852,652$512,762
      Richard ShelbyRAL$465,050$0
      Olympia SnoweRME$264,031$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$852,088$71,282
      Jon TesterDMT$1,438,714$164,442
      John ThuneRSD$432,691$0
      Patrick ToomeyRPA$665,094$0
      Mark UdallDCO$1,542,097$529,806
      Tom UdallDNM$1,051,206$471,032
      David VitterRLA$568,193$0
      Mark WarnerDVA$1,964,318$1,240,159
      Jim WebbDVA$107,711$21,000
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$944,674$27,857
      Roger WickerRMS$685,288$0
      Ron WydenDOR$720,008$11,600

      Interest Groups that supported this bill

      $ Donated
      Attorneys & law firms$59,727,464
      Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$4,365,694
      Computer software$4,096,714
      Motion Picture production & distribution$3,358,101
      Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$2,139,260
      Professional sports, arenas & related equip & svcs$1,880,077
      Commercial TV & radio stations$1,747,196
      Recorded Music & music production$1,417,054
      Telecommunications$1,036,991
      TV production & distribution$1,008,853
      General business associations$556,835
      Teamsters union$379,570
      Entertainment unions$339,700
      Chambers of commerce$259,644
      Movie Theaters$86,300
      Printing and publishing (printed & online)$51,300

      Interest Groups that opposed this bill

      $ Donated
      Democratic/Liberal$11,495,677
      Consumer groups$750
      Militias & Anti-Government Groups$0
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