List of SOPA-PIPA Supporters Jan 14, 2012

List of SOPA-PIPA Supporters Jan 14, 2012

The latest list of SOPA -PIPA Supporters of the bill that will censor the internet, claims ownership of the internet by the US Congress and is illegal, unlawful and a draconian measure to shut down websites that speak out against the government.

We are publishing the names to make the public aware of who is behind the two SOPA-PIPA bills who are also the same corporations that are funding the campaign coffers of the politicians in Congress.

A few companies have withdrawn their support who as of today have stopped their support of a fascist control by the US government of the global internet.

However, these companies who have withdrawn support have not come out against the bills as strongly as they did -in support of the bills prior to their withdrawal.

A campaign has begun against gaming video companies, Hollywood backers, major corporations from Nvidia, Sony, Disney where the boycott of their products will cost them more than a few overseas pirates.

The consumer of their products will not stand for internet censorship, nor will they stand for a government that allows the freedoms and rights of speech to be so severely restricted and violated.

This list was prepared by Lemar Smith a Republican from Texas who is one of the authors of the badly written and oppressive bill that threatens the very financial security of the internet.

The list is available on The Inquirer as a PDF Report you can Download.

The List of Corporations that Support SOPA- PIPA Acts Against a Free Internet

  1. 60 Plus Association ABC Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
  2. Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP)
  3. American Bankers Association (ABA)
  4. American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  5. American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
  6. American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
  7. American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)
  8. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
  9. Americans for Tax Reform Association of American Publishers (AAP)
  10. Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies
  11. Beachbody, LLC
  12. BMG Chrysalis
  13. BMI
  14. Building and Construction Trades Department
  15. Capitol Records Nashville
  16. CBS
  17. Cengage Learning
  18. Center for Individual Freedom CFIF
  19. Christian Music Trade Association
  20. Church Music Publishers’ Association
  21. Coalition Against Online Video Piracy (CAOVP)
  22. Comcast/NBCUniversal
  23. Concerned Women for America (CWA)
  24. Congressional Fire Services Institute
  25. Copyhype
  26. Copyright Alliance
  27. Coty, Inc.
  28. Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB)
  29. Council of State Governments
  30. Country Music Association
  31. Country Music Television
  32. Creative America
  33. Deluxe Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO
  34. Directors Guild of America (DGA)
  35. Disney Publishing Worldwide, Inc.
  36. Elsevier
  37. EMI Christian Music Group
  38. EMI Music Publishing Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
  39. ESPN
  40. Estee Lauder Companies
  41. Gospel Music Association
  42. Graphic Artists Guild
  43. Hachette Book Group
  44. HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, Inc.
  45. Hyperion
  46. Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA)
  47. International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE)
  48. International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
  49. International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
  50. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
  51. International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)
  52. International Trademark Association (INTA)
  53. International Union of Police Associations
  54. L’Oreal
  55. Let Freedom Ring
  56. Lost Highway Records
  57. Macmillan
  58. Major County Sheriffs
  59. Major League Baseball
  60. Majority City Chiefs
  61. Marvel Entertainment, LLC
  62. MasterCard Worldwide
  63. MCA Records McGraw-Hill Education
  64. Mercury Nashville
  65. Minor League Baseball (MiLB)
  66. Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC)
  67. Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
  68. MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
  69. National Association of Fusion Center Directors
  70. National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
  71. National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators
  72. National Association of State Chief Information Officers
  73. National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)
  74. National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
  75. National Center for Victims of Crime National Criminal Justice Association
  76. National District Attorneys Association
  77. National Domestic Preparedness Coalition
  78. National Football League
  79. National Narcotics Officers’ Associations’ Coalition
  80. National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)
  81. National Songwriters Association
  82. National Troopers Coalition
  83. News Corporation
  84. Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU)
  85. Pearson Education Penguin Group (USA), Inc.
  86. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
  87. Pfizer, Inc.
  88. Provident Music Group
  89. Random House
  90. Republic Nashville
  91. Revlon
  92. Scholastic, Inc.
  93. Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
  94. Showdog Universal Music
  95. Simon & Schuster
  96. Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  97. Sony Music Entertainment
  98. Sony Music Nashville
  99. State International Development Organization (SIDO)
  100. The Perseus Books Groups
  101. The United States Conference of Mayors Tiffany & Co.
  102. Time Warner
  103. True Religion Brand Jeans
  104. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  105. UMG Publishing Group Nashville
  106. United States Chamber of Commerce United States
  107. Olympic Committee
  108. United States Tennis Association
  109. Universal Music
  110. Universal Music Publishing Group
  111. Viacom
  112. Visa Inc.
  113. W.W. Norton & Company
  114. Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, L.P.
  115. Warner Music Group
  116. Warner Music Nashville
  117. Wolters Kluewer Health
  118. Word Entertainment
  119. Zumba Fitness, LLC

As you can see these are multiple listings of the same companies in the entertainment, cosmetics, sports, christian associations that are all funding Republican candidates and causes.

The list can be broken down into industries who claim their products are being “stolen by pirates”.

What pirate in their right mind would download christian music?

Whether these companies have been prompted to sign the list of supporters by the republicans is not clear but we can assume that is the case.

If any of these companies are ones that you frequently purchase their products, consider that they are attempting to take away your Constitutional rights to free speech.

These bills are not about “piracy”, they are a veiled disguise of the oppressive tactics taken by China in banning open and free speech on a global tool for communications.
The major networks like CBS, Disney, Sony and the like also are responsible for “free downloads” of the software used to pirate music, videos and content and they are responsible for the piracy, by a Supreme Court ruling. The ruling came in 2005 and stated that CBS, Disney, CNET, can all be held legally responsible themselves for:

“that software companies can be held liable for copyright infringement when individuals use their technology to download songs and movies illegally.” Quoted from a CNN Report on Money dated June 27, 2005

The internet “does not belong to the United States” nor does the United States have the jurisdiction to proclaim themselves owners of the global communication system.

These are two legal points that automatically make these bills – Null and Void.

This bill is not about piracy, it is about the Republican party, who used their campaign donors to restrict the internet, restrict websites that harm their political agenda, and used a few lame Democrats to go along with it.

The Non-Supporters of SOPA- PIPA

Notice who is missing from the list of supporters?

The Internet Industry.

The internet industry consists of the mega search engines; Google, Yahoo, Bing, AOL and countless major parties that provide jobs for the economy in massive ways.

The missing parties are major social sites like: Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Digg, Tumblr, Google +1, and countless social media sites that provide the exchange of information and education.

The other missing parties are : WordPress who have 60 million users and who’s website platform represents the largest in the world.

These major internet players have all expressed their disapproval of both bills and have stated so publically.

Then the most important party is YOU. The Public. The same public that has no voice in this step back to the dark ages of cutting off information to keep people in the dark.

You the public have no voice at the table even though many, many people have been totally shocked at what power Congress will have in taking over the global internet under the excuse of a few off shore pirates.

The major Hollywood backers want the rest of these companies to “monitor, police and control” the internet looking for pirates!!  How absurd is this?

This means that under government law, the main objective of Google, Twitter and Facebook is to monitor the mammoth amount of traffic to their business – for a few lame pirates.

The premise that we must all “protect” Hollywood products, or for a christian music company or CBS’s intellectual property will place a heavy financial toll on the economy.

We also noted that the President has issued a White House statement yesterday regarding SOPA / PIPA bills and gave several reasons why he is not supporting the bills:

” While we believe that online piracy by foreign websites is a serious problem that requires a serious legislative response, we will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.”

Any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small. Across the globe, the openness of the Internet is increasingly central to innovation in business, government, and society and it must be protected. To minimize this risk, new legislation must be narrowly targeted only at sites beyond the reach of current U.S. law, cover activity clearly prohibited under existing U.S. laws, and be effectively tailored, with strong due process and focused on criminal activity. Any provision covering Internet intermediaries such as online advertising networks, payment processors, or search engines must be transparent and designed to prevent overly broad private rights of action that could encourage unjustified litigation that could discourage startup businesses and innovative firms from growing.” end quote.

You can read more of the President’s Statements HERE

Godaddy has already felt the sting of a nation wide boycott of their products with clients moving their business elsewhere.

List of SOPA-PIPA Supporters Jan 14, 2012

More boycotts are planned if the bills go through causing a major economic loss for all these companies concerned.  These corporations have billions of dollars of your money to police their own products, and secure their products against piracy. It is not the job of the government to “police” the private sector – to become monitors for capitalist companies who are profit based”.

As of January 3rd, 2012 the names on this list are dropping rapidly but none of them have come out in opposition to SOPA/PIPA from the list.

Unfortunately they cannot get away with their supporting the bill and just removing their names. They must come out vocally, clearly and loudly before Jan 24th reading of the bills to oppose such legislation or continue to face swift reprisals.