IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED TO OPPOSE PROPOSED ALABAMA ROP BILL

April 27, 2015

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from Nancy Wolff, DMLA Counsel

To: ALL DMLA MEMBERS

We are asking that e-mails/letter in opposition to Senate Bill 197, as amended in the House, be sent immediately to the Alabama Senate leadership.

The Alabama House of Representatives, apparently in error, passed a version of a right of publicity bill within amendment proposed by the players Association that would make it illegal to sell any expressive works, including photographs if there was any representation of a person’s indicia which includes a photograph.

The MPPA, sent a warning Friday night and asked that all organizations have their members email the Alabama state senators expressing opposition to the current version of SB 197.

A copy of the letter I sent on behalf of DMLA is linked here. You can modify it or send it as is. If you can get these e-mails out before Tuesday morning it would be greatly appreciated. All it takes is one bad bill in one state and other states will adopt the same language.

The opening paragraph of opposition letters should make the point this is anti-business legislation that will result in expensive, unnecessary and burdensome lawsuits.

Please send to:

President Pro Tem
Senator Del Marsh
Del.Marsh@alsenate.gov
Home phone – 256-237-8647
State Office phone – 334-242-7877

Deputy Pro Tem
Senator Greg Reed
Greg.reed@alsenate.gov
State Office phone – 334-242-7894

Senator Trip Pittman
Trip.pittman@alsenate.gov
State Office phone – 334-242-7897
Home phone – 251-621-0535

Sen. Cam Ward
Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee
camjulward@aol.com
205-620-6610 (district phone)
334-242-7873

Senator Dick Brewbaker
Dick.brewbaker@alsenate.gov
State Office phone – 334-242-7895

Senator Phil Williams
Phil@williamsstatesenate.com
State Office Phone – 334-242-7857