The constitutional protection for inventions and creative works has  allowed American innovation to thrive, fueling our economy and leading to the production of products that enrich our lives. It is the obligation of the United States to carry out the vision of our forefathers by continuing to foster an environment that respects and protects intellectual property rights.   While I strongly support technological innovation, the e-commerce marketplace only works if copyrights are protected and the creators and rightful owners are compensated.  The Perform Act addresses this issue by ensuring that
as technological innovation thrives, copyright laws are respected and the creators of content are fairly compensated.