Companies pro SOPA
Rupert Murdoch's 20th Century Fox is calling for a clampdown against piracy of films, music and other copyrighted material. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The gathering storm over online piracy legislation being debated in the US Congress has sucked two more heavy hitters into the fray, with the Obama administration and Rupert Murdoch lining up on opposite sides of the argument. The controversy over the Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa) going through the House of Representatives and its Senate equivalent, the Protect Intellectual Property Act (Pipa), has intensified. Websites including Reddit and possibly Wikipedia are planning to "go dark" on Wednesday in protest at the proposals, which they say will lead to government censorship of the internet and be disastrous for innovation. Rupert Murdoch squares off with Obama over online piracy legislation | Technology
Video game industry still supports anti-piracy bill By Stephen C. WebsterSaturday, December 31, 2011 9:43 EDT Despite a flurry of reports suggesting that the world’s largest video game companies have dropped their support for the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) — a bill which critics say could break the fundamental structure of the Internet in the U.S. — that assumption appears premature. The Internet was set aflutter the day before New Year’s Eve after Business Insider noticed that Nintendo, Electronic Arts (EA) and Sony Electronics had removed themselves from a list of official SOPA supporters (PDF) curated by the House Judiciary Committee.
Paul Graham: SOPA Supporting Companies No Longer Allowed At YC Demo Day At this point quite a few internet companies have protested H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in creative ways. Held by many to be the worst thing to ever happen to the Internet if it passes, SOPA would makes it really easy for copyright holders to force sites offline that they think are offending, among other things. While the judiciary vote has been delayed until next year, the list revealing the companies who support the act was released yesterday, and many startups, such as Reddit, have begun to drill down into boycotts of individual companies like domain provider GoDaddy.
23 December '11, 01:28am Follow The Internet is collectively raging at domain seller Go Daddy for supporting the “Stop Online Piracy Act“, with people like Ben Huh threatening to pull away 1,000 domains owned by his company Cheezburger. In response, Go Daddy has published a blog post that is as useful as a pile of day-old dogshit. Many of our customers have asked us about our position on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Go Daddy Publishes SOPA Position, Turns Off Comments
Follow these step-by-step directions to transfer all of your domains from GoDaddy to NameCheap. I’m Boycotting GoDaddy because they are pro-SOPA. [edit: apparently GoDaddy changed their stance according to TechCrunch] Step 1: Login to GoDaddy and get to the domain manager. A Step-by-Step Guide to Transfer Domains Out Of GoDaddy
GoDaddy no longer supports SOPA
3M takes SOPA REALLY seriously Please browse the new queue and upvote discussions! Post image memes to /r/SOPAfunny A community to discuss the important matters surrounding Internet censorship laws, including Acts proposed in Congress: and the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement which is being debated in the EU Parliament. List of companies participating and not participating in the "graduated response" program aimed at discouraging unauthorized downloading.Senate Cloture Vote on PROTECT IP (PIPA) scheduled for January 24th, 2012.
All the Companies Supporting SOPA, the Awful Internet Censorship Law and How to Contact Them I thought I saw a comment about Google changing their site to raise awareness about these crazy laws. I wrote an open letter to Google on my blog, I've posted the contents here: Dear Google, I'm writing this letter to ask for your assistance in a campaign of awareness.
29 Tech Companies Back SOPA Update: The Business Software Alliance has ‘reconsidered’ its backing of SOPA in its current form and now says that it “needs work”. After writing a rather lengthy and somewhat firey post on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) yesterday, I realized this morning that I didn’t know Microsoft’s position on the matter. As I edit our Microsoft channel, I immediately sent off a query to the company concerning the Act. To my surprise it took some time to hear back, and when I did get word the response was ‘no comment.’
Nintendo, EA, Sony sponsor Internet censorship bill by JC Fletcher on Nov 18th 2011 11:49AM SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) is a bill currently in the US Congress, with the stated goal of curtailing copyright infringement, but with the actual effects of setting up a government firewall to block out unwanted sites, and giving the US jurisdiction over foreign sites that have anything to do with infringement of US copyright. It is repellent. A Reddit user discovered a document [PDF] hosted by the Global Intellectual IP Center ("Global"), from before the introduction of SOPA, urging Congress to enact such a measure. Among those corporate sponsors is Nintendo, who is demonstrably and justifiably upset about piracy, and committed to taking all the wrong steps to stop it.