Internet companies opposed to SOPA
Here's a collection of blog posts and actions, by internet companies who publicly opposed to SOPA Nov 25
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Since the list of 120 or so SOPA supporting companies hit the Internet yesterday, the lines have been drawn; People are publicly promising to pull thousands of domains from domain registrar Godaddy after it appeared on the list as a supporter. Other people are calling those people “bullies.”
Can you imagine a world without Google or Facebook?
Blackout 18 jan PIPA/SOPA
Even new social music streaming startup Turntable.fm is in on protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act and its companion Senate bill, the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act.
And the anti-SOPA rallying of the tech world’s best continues. Just minutes after Ycombinator’s Paul Graham disclosed that SOPA-friendly companies would be blacklisted from the YC Demo Day , Cheezburger (as in I Can Has Cheeseburger, FAIL Blog, Know Your Meme, etc.)
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is delayed in Congress , but it is definitely not dead. The media company lobbyists and their Congressmen (hello, Lamar Smith!)
Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 11/15/2011 Nov 15, 2011 03:58 PM EST TheWashingtonPost
There is legislation currently being debated in the US Congress — the PROTECT IP Act in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House of Representatives — that would grant copyright owners (Hollywood, the record labels, etc) unprecedented power to shut down or block websites that host even a single piece of copyright-infringing content. This means that if, say, someone found a single instance of copyright infringement on Kickstarter, all of Kickstarter — every project — could be taken down until it's removed. As you can imagine, this would be disastrous for everyone involved, and it would punish an entire community for the bad behavior (or honest mistake) of one person.