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Forum Post: Stop the Sopa Bill and the Protect-Ip Act

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 15, 2011, 4:39 p.m. EST by jordankratz (33) from Portland, ME
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We are in very bad times and I feel that the Occupy Movement should try and tell more people about Sopa/Pipa and it would be a great an even brilliant idea to call for a March on Washington. Do it before we lose our Freedom to a Censored Internet and a broken one at that. Nearly all News has not covered Sopa or Pipa at all.Probably because they are all owned by Big Content Companies who would love to Censor and Control what News you get,etc. If you do not know what Sopa or Pipa is a great site to get a lot of information is the techdirt.com Tech News Site.They have been doing some deep investigative reporting and a lot of us Tech People are both scared and not liking what is about to be done to all of us in this Nation.

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[-] 1 points by jordankratz (33) from Portland, ME 2 years ago

Taken yesterday from the Judicial Committee website. Read thru the list and email/boycott them if possible.

List of Supporters: H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act 60 Plus Association ABC Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) American Federation of Musicians (AFM) American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Americans for Tax Reform Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States Association of American Publishers (AAP) Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies Association of Talent Agents (ATA) Baker & Hostetler LLP Beachbody, LLC BMI BMG Chrysalis Building and Construction Trades Department Capitol Records Nashville CBS Cengage Learning Christian Music Trade Association Church Music Publishers’ Association Coalition Against Online Video Piracy (CAOVP) Comcast/NBCUniversal Concerned Women for America (CWA) Congressional Fire Services Institute Copyhype Copyright Alliance Coty, Inc. Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) Council of State Governments Country Music Association Country Music Television Covington & Burling LLP Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C. Creative America Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Deluxe 2 Directors Guild of America (DGA) Disney Publishing Worldwide, Inc. Elsevier EMI Christian Music Group EMI Music Publishing ESPN Estée Lauder Companies Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Go Daddy Gospel Music Association Graphic Artists Guild Hachette Book Group HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, Inc. Hyperion Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) International Trademark Association (INTA) International Union of Police Associations Irell & Manella LLP Jenner & Block LLP Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Kendall Brill & Klieger LLP Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP L’Oreal Lathrop & Gage LLP Loeb & Loeb LLP Lost Highway Records Macmillan Major County Sheriffs Major League Baseball Majority City Chiefs Marvel Entertainment, LLC MasterCard Worldwide MCA Records McGraw-Hill Education Mercury Nashville Minor League Baseball (MiLB) Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC) Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Moving Picture Technicians 3 MPA – The Association of Magazine Media National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators National Association of State Chief Information Officers National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) National Center for Victims of Crime National Crime Justice Association National District Attorneys Association National Domestic Preparedness Coalition National Football League National Governors Association, Economic Development and Commerce Committee National League of Cities National Narcotics Offers’ Associations’ Coalition National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) National Songwriters Association National Troopers Coalition News Corporation Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Pearson Education Penguin Group (USA), Inc. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Phillips Nizer, LLP Pfizer, Inc. Proskauer Rose LLP Provident Music Group Random House Raulet Property Partners Republic Nashville Revlon Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP Scholastic, Inc. Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Shearman & Sterling LLP Showdog Universal Music Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sony/ATV Music Publishing Sony Music Entertainment Sony Music Nashville State International Development Organization (SIDO) The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) The Perseus Books Groups The United States Conference of Mayors Tiffany & Co. Time Warner 4 Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) UMG Publishing Group Nashville United States Chamber of Commerce United States Tennis Association Universal Music Universal Music Publishing Group Viacom Visa, Inc. W.W. Norton & Company Warner Music Group Warner Music Nashville White & Case LLP Wolters Kluewer Health Word Entertainment

[-] 1 points by Windsofchange (1044) 2 years ago

The biggest supporters of SOPA & Protect ID are ofcourse Hollywood, The Music Industry, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In addition to this list of companies that support these bills. Please see these links, ignore the title of the first one. http://theoriesofconspiracy.com/2011/11/list-of-major-companies-supporting-sopa.htm Also, check out these tech companies that are for SOPA. http://www.sfexaminer.com/politics/congress/2011/12/house-bill-ends-public-financing-elections?page=0%2C0%2C0%2C1 Even NBC supports SOPA and demands their that their partners support it as well.http://www.webpronews.com/nbc-wants-partners-to-support-sopa-or-else-2011-11 We need to keep with the petitions/campaigns, meltdown the Congress phone lines, and engage in mass protesting in front of Congress and in other strategic places. I also think there should be mass boycotts of Hollywood, the Music Industry, and NBC. Hit them where it hurts. We have power--don't forget it. The American people need to fight this or else goodbye freedom!

[-] 1 points by jordankratz (33) from Portland, ME 2 years ago

Occupy truly is not doing what it should be doing against these Bills.You people say you are here to fight Big Money & Washington. Well you better get your Act together and fight SOPA & PIPA before it is to late.These Bills are very dangerous to our Freedom and to the Technical Job Community. Truly Disgusting Bills and if you watch the live streams you will see the corruption and unintelligent Governing for yourself.

[-] 1 points by jordankratz (33) from Portland, ME 2 years ago

And as you read thru that Articles on the Techdirt site it really is sickening.They have real evidence and video clips with people talking so the reporting is all true stuff. Help out and let us get an organized March On Washington. It may be all right to March in your City and all but we should get the whole Country to plan a day or weekend and all go to Washington to protest in the millions. We Have To Stop Sopa & Pipa and put an end to this Corruption.

[-] 1 points by jomojo (562) 2 years ago

Target freedom of speech, privacy, and own everything. Going, going, gone. What's not to like?

[-] 1 points by jordankratz (33) from Portland, ME 2 years ago

The site is techdirt.Sorry I made a mistake. Also to Realamerican: 1.If you believe so much in the Constitution and our Union like I do (I am 55 years old) you would never want the door to Censorship opened even a crack.Specifically that door once opened A.Will not ever shut B.This will be the start to real bad stuff as in a year or so you will see "New Bills" taking more of your Rights away.

2.As far as the lost jobs and money. Hollywood is lying and I have seen the Public Facts known and I also am quite intelligent and have listened to exactly what they or Chris Dodd had to say.The man has been literally caught lying outright in Public on Sopa /Pipa.There even video clips on the Internet you can watch.Also there are a bunch of Washington Staffers who worked on these Bills who have since left Washington for the Mpaa. I am not bothering to write more.Either you truly do not know the issue or you are a troll. Occupy really needs to focus for a moment on these Bills and maybe set a March on Washington to Rally the People to all go on the same day. Power to the People !

[-] 1 points by BlueRose (1437) 2 years ago

RIP America 12/15/2011. What country should I moved to?

[-] 1 points by divineright (664) 2 years ago

If the country isn't willing to stop the National Defense Authorization Act at all costs...really SOPA is just the icing on an already baked cake.

[-] 1 points by jordankratz (33) from Portland, ME 2 years ago

Please tell everyone you know about these Bills and spread the word.

[-] 0 points by REALamerican (241) 2 years ago

Stop SOPA? So online piracy that kills jobs and money is ok with you?