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Crowdsourced List of SOPA Supporters 180

Posted by timothy
from the shame-if-anything-was-t'-happen dept.
Fraser Cain writes "GoDaddy listened to reason, and reversed their position on SOPA. Here's a crowdsourced list of every other company supporting SOPA with web address, Twitter feed, contact emails and phone numbers. Perhaps they should be contacted to find out if they still fully support SOPA, or have changed their mind."
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Crowdsourced List of SOPA Supporters

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  • Google Docs? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by betterunixthanunix (980855) on Saturday December 24, 2011 @09:56AM (#38481350)
    Can someone please post a link that is accessible to everyone, not just Google users?
  • by blowdart (31458) on Saturday December 24, 2011 @09:58AM (#38481360) Homepage
    Reason? Caved into public humiliation more like. Reason had nothing to do with it, bad publicity, losing customers and losing money was what caused it - and remember GoDaddy had a clause where SOPA wouldn't apply to them anyway.
  • crowdsourced (Score:5, Insightful)

    by tverbeek (457094) on Saturday December 24, 2011 @10:10AM (#38481432) Homepage

    "Perhaps they should be contacted to find out if they still fully support SOPA, or have changed their mind."
     
    ...or ever supported it to begin with. Anyone on the planet can add a company to this list with no confirmation that it's true. And there's nothing to prevent anyone from deleting companies. Sounds like a great mechanism to slander or harass innocent companies, and one that's oh-so-easy to sabotage by someone who supports SOPA. Good luck with this.

  • by Merls the Sneaky (1031058) on Saturday December 24, 2011 @10:42AM (#38481644)

    Unless they come out against it then they are for it. Godaddy might have stopped publicly supporting it for PR reasons but they sure as shit are still behind it.

  • by Moryath (553296) on Saturday December 24, 2011 @10:46AM (#38481680)

    LOL, this fool thinks this is all about pirated music.

    Sadly, that's what the MafiAA is trying to convince the majority of the public of.

    And that's what the fucking fools in Congress who said things like "We don't need to bring in a bunch of nerds to explain this bill to us" believe too. Well that and they believe in continuing to get MafiAA bribery money^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H"campaign donations."

  • Re:Wait?? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 24, 2011 @10:50AM (#38481704)

    What exactly does the Fraternal Order of Police stand to gain from passage of SOPA exactly??

    Instant removal of sites hosting videos and pictures of police brutality or improper conduct?

  • Re:Autodesk (Score:4, Insightful)

    by pieisgood (841871) on Saturday December 24, 2011 @11:00AM (#38481796) Journal

    Also, Monster cables is on this list. Which is HILARIOUS... considering they ARE the crooks. Fucking amazing.

  • Re:crowdsourced (Score:5, Insightful)

    by VortexCortex (1117377) <VortexCortex@ p ... r e trograde.com> on Saturday December 24, 2011 @11:04AM (#38481832)

    Interesting. If it's "slander" to say Company X supports SOPA, then it must be a very heinous bill indeed.

    I get your point: That there's no proof of fact-checking, and I can't find a single person among my associates, friends or family that doesn't detest SOPA; However, a company's name mistakingly placed on a list of entities for or against any bill shouldn't equate to slander. If being associated with the bill in any way is cause for libel, then who could ever support or create it in the first place?

    Although I'm not aware of any individuals who are for SOPA, I don't doubt their existence. Would not being incorrectly placed on the list of SOPA supporters have a positive effect in this regard? Are you not also assuming a false dichotomy, of those who are for and those against SOPA?

    What of those, like me, who realize they are too disenfranchised to give a damn either way? I'm against SOPA and other such bills that rob us of personal rights, but you must realize that government and corporations by and large wants this to pass. This SOPA or a bill like it WILL pass eventually. The sooner the better.

    Not until the common people feel the jack-boot of oppression at their own throats will they have the resolve to rally in opposition to this and other such corruptions of power.

    (Undoing a mod to post this)

  • Re:I'm not (Score:4, Insightful)

    by bmo (77928) on Saturday December 24, 2011 @12:28PM (#38482414)

    >Hell, their idea of a "cheap" product is AutoCAD LT which is still $500.

    And LT is a 2D cad.

    You want CAD that will read .dwg files?

    Dassault's Draftsight. It's free. It's also cross platform - Windows, Macintosh, and Linux.

    --
    BMO

  • Re:crowdsourced (Score:5, Insightful)

    by houstonbofh (602064) on Saturday December 24, 2011 @12:40PM (#38482508)

    Anyone on the planet can add a company to this list with no confirmation that it's true. And there's nothing to prevent anyone from deleting companies. Sounds like a great mechanism to slander or harass innocent companies, and one that's oh-so-easy to sabotage by someone who supports SOPA. Good luck with this.

    Amusingly enough, that is how SOPA is designed to work.

  • Re:crowdsourced (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 24, 2011 @01:37PM (#38482958)

    Not until the common people feel the jack-boot of oppression at their own throats will they have the resolve to rally in opposition to this and other such corruptions of power.

    You've obviously never lived in South America or Africa, or in the Germany of the 1930s and 1940s. Sure there is the Arab Spring and the Resistance, but asking people to be tortured and killed to prove a point I think is a bit much. Maybe we should try to stop the Bullshit before it goes to far instead of just letting it happen, which is what the moderates did in Germany: appeasement and pandering to the Right Wing of the Nazi movement and the corporations that financially supported and encouraged the Nazis.

    In many places, but especially America, people are all too eager to credit their successes to personal virtue and hard work, and their failures onto other people (foreigners, socialists, black people, poor people...). Yes its true, people don't care until something bad happens to themselves, but the point is that if the "common people" or the "moderates" let things get that bad in the first place, then they have already lost.

    (BTW, whoever modded my earlier post [slashdot.org] "Troll" should get a sense of humor! There is a big difference between satire and Flamebait!)

  • by iamwahoo2 (594922) on Saturday December 24, 2011 @01:46PM (#38483058)

    Anyone looking to contact the religious organizations might want to point out that intellectual property did not exist when "thou shalt not steal" was written in stone. Furthermore, a lot has been lost in translation, but it is widely recognized that individual property rights were not the same as they are today and that "stealing" refers to the monopolization of resources that were needed by the group of people as a whole and perceived to be common property. Ie. "thou shalt not claim ownership of the only source of drinkable water in the area and deny it to others'. Viewed from this more accurate interpretation of "thou shalt not steal", intellectual property is "stealing". It is taking something previously thought to be common property and claiming it as your own and using that to exploit other members of the tribe or other tribes.

  • by Jedi Alec (258881) on Saturday December 24, 2011 @02:24PM (#38483374)

    Makes perfect sense. Businesses, who as we all know are the epitome of ethics, can be trusted to do the Right Thing(tm). Whereas Joe Q. Public is only one step away from smoking pot, kissing a member of his own sex, downloading Britney Spears and buying a fake Rolex, and needs to be held in line with threats, teargas and the promise of an eternity in hell for his sins.

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