S.O.P.A. is a new initiative that gives domain registration companies the power to shutdown websites and even take the domain of a website if they have possible stolen images or content. Obviously we need to stop people from stealing content but giving the power to shutdown domains and businesses over a image that might or might not have a stolen image.

This is a huge issue and needs to be stopped. The first step is let these businesses know you do not support giving them the power to take a business over a picture maybe not being used correctly.

There is a way to stop content thieves but this is not the way! This will give too much power to the registration services.

Cal, write, or do whatever you can to tell these companies that SOPA is corporate corruption and needs ti be stopped. It just takes a matter of votes to have this actually go through and every year they try over and over.

60 Plus Association
ABC
Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP)
American Bankers Association (ABA)
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)
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
Creative America
Deluxe
Directors Guild of America (DGA)
Disney Publishing Worldwide, Inc.
Elsevier
EMI Christian Music Group
EMI Music Publishing
Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
ESPN
Estée Lauder Companies
Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
Godaddy web hosting
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
L’Oreal
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)
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
Moving Picture Technicians
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
Pearson Education
Penguin Group (USA), Inc.
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Pfizer, Inc.
Provident Music Group
Random House
Raulet Property Partners
Republic Nashville
Revlon
Scholastic, Inc.
Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Showdog Universal Music
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
True Religion Brand Jeans
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
UMG Publishing Group Nashville
United States Chamber of Commerce
United States Olympic Committee
United States Tennis Association
Universal Music
Universal Music Publishing Group
Viacom
Visa Inc.
W.W. Norton & Company
Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, L.P.
Warner Music Group
Warner Music Nashville
Wolters Kluewer Health
Word Entertainment

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Posted by Charles Yarbrough

Charley has been working as a webmaster since 1998. Since then, he has had his hands in thousands of websites and has helped millions get online through a company he partially owns called Web Host Pro.

One Comment

  1. We as a publishing website and press site are dead set agains SOPA. The current laws are not enforced where US 17 Section 107 under “Fair Use” to make these corporations abide by that part of the law but their interpretation of the law is stictly enfored on the end user of materal that might have been acquired off of a free sharing service

    We have been victims many times of the abusive nature of the Copyright Laws as they currently stand and we feel those are unconstitutional as they are written because it interferes with Freedom Of The Press.

    If this law passes then no one will be able to take a video or picture of anything until some slimy company wants to come along and say they own the copyright on the image depicted in the photo. That is not what our Constitution was designed to do. That is what it was designed to prevent.

    We do not condone theft but these companies are getting rich off the backs of the small press sites with their outlandish fees for licensing that hardly anyone can afford now. It is a money making scam just like most of the current interpretation of the Copyright Laws are.

    We realize artists material needs to be protected and that whole movies, songs, television programs should not be uploaded to the internet but this law and the current system does not punish the guilty parties that do the uploading but the end user that happens to find it on the internet and use it for promotions or news reporting like us. There is a better method than SOPA or DMCA both of which need to be struck down as unconstitutional.

    We feel the press’ rights to report news should be protected at all costs because if they aren’t then our freedom of speech will be the next right to go and we will end up being a communist society. We are dead set against SOPA and DMCA and think Congress needs to go back to the drawing board and come up with a better method that does the job that DMCA failed to do but make sure our rights as press and Americans are upheld. SOPA does not fit that bill.

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