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The Heritage Foundation, probably the nation's most influential conservative advocacy group, has long been a reliable ally of large copyright holders. But not when it comes to the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act . The venerable think tank, which enjoys close ties with the Republican Party and inspired President Reagan's missile defense program and the GOP's welfare reform effort, warned today that SOPA raises important security and free speech concerns. The Heritage Foundation, President Reagan's favorite think tank and a longtime copyright hawk, is warning of the dangers of SOPA. From left: Ronald Reagan, Nobel laureate F.A.