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  1. LockBox

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    SOPA Supporters With Contact Information
    List from the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee
    (Specifically the sponsor Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX))

    The contact information provided by freedom lovers all over the Internet.

    This goes hand-in-hand with money from SOPA supporters to politicians and that story is here:
    http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/12/21/sopa-supporters-are-cashing-the-medias-checks/

    On to the list..........


    60 Plus Association: info@60plus.org

    ABC: http://abc.go.com/site/contact-us

    Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP): 703-539-ASOP (2767)

    American Federation of Musicians (AFM): presoffice@afm.org

    American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA): (212) 532-0800

    American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP): atoczylowski@ascap.com

    Americans for Tax Reform: ideas@atr.org

    Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States: iatsepac@iatse-intl.org

    Association of American Publishers (AAP): asporkin@publishers.org

    Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies: bob@mcconnell.net

    Association of Talent Agents (ATA): rnoval@agentassociation.com

    Baker & Hostetler LLP: dholcombe@bakerlaw.com or rokada@bakerlaw.com

    Beachbody, LLC: http://beachbody.custhelp.com/app/ask

    BMI: newyork@bmi.com

    BMG Chrysalis: info@bmg.com

    Capitol Records Nashville: ann.inman@emimusic.com and brent.jones@emimusic.com

    CBS: http://www.bctd.org/Contact-Us.aspx

    Cengage Learning: (800) 354-9706

    Christian Music Trade Association: 615-242-0303

    Church Music Publishers' Association: (615) 791-0273

    Coalition Against Online Video Piracy (CAOVP): (212) 485-3452

    Comcast/NBCUniversal: info@comcast.com

    Concerned Women for America (CWA): (202) 488-7000

    Congressional Fire Services Institute: update@cfsi.org

    Copyhype: http://www.copyhype.com/contact/

    Copyright Alliance: info@copyrightalliance.org

    Coty, Inc.: http://www.coty.com/#/contact_us

    Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB): (703) 276-0100

    Council of State Governments: membership@csg.org

    Country Music Association: communications@CMAworld.com

    Country Music Television: info@cmt.com

    Covington & Burling LLP: http://www.cov.com/contactus/

    Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP: info@cdas.com

    Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.: law@cll.com

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP: davebaca@dwt.com

    Directors Guild of America (DGA): (310) 289-2000 or (800) 421-4173

    Disney Publishing Worldwide, Inc.: (212) 633-4400

    Elsevier: T.Reller@elsevier.com

    EMI Christian Music Group: (615) 371-4300

    EMI Music Publishing: (212) 492-1200

    ESPN: http://espn.go.com/espn/contact?lang=EN&country=united states

    Estée Lauder Companies: (212) 572-4200

    Fraternal Order of Police (FOP): pyoes@fop.net

    Go Daddy: (480) 505-8800

    Gospel Music Association: service@gospelmusic.org

    Graphic Artists Guild: president@gag.org

    Hachette Book Group: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/customer_contact-us.aspx

    HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide: feedback2@harpercollins.com or (212) 207-7000

    Hyperion: http://www.hyperionbooks.com/contact-us/

    Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA): http://www.ifta-online.org/contact

    International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees: See Artists and Allied Crafts

    International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC): iacc@iacc.org

    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW): (202) 833-7000

    International Brotherhood of Teamsters: http://www.teamster.org/content/contact-us

    International Trademark Association (INTA): customerservice@inta.org or
    communications@inta.org

    International Union of Police Associations: iupa@iupa.org

    Irell & Manella LLP: info@irell.com

    Jenner & Block LLP: (312) 222-9350

    Kelley Drye & Warren LLP: http://www.kelleydrye.com/contacts/index

    Kendall Brill & Klieger LLP: (310) 556-2700

    Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP: info@kwikalaw.com

    L'Oreal: (212) 818-1500

    Lathrop & Gage LLP: http://www.lathropgage.com/contact.html

    Loeb & Loeb LLP: http://www.loeb.com/Firm/Contact/

    Lost Highway Records: (615) 524-7500

    Macmillan: (646) 307-5151

    Major County Sheriffs: jrwolfinger@mcsheriffs.com

    Major League Baseball: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/help/contact_us.jsp

    Majority City Chiefs: dstephens@carolina.rr.com

    Marvel Entertainment: (212) 576-4000

    MasterCard Worldwide: (800) 622-7747

    MCA Records: communications@umusic.com

    McGraw-Hill Education: customer.service@mcgraw-hill.com

    Minor League Baseball (MiLB): customerservice@website.milb.com or
    webmaster@minorleaguebaseball.com

    Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC): info@mmtconline.org

    Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP: http://www.msk.com/contact/

    Morrison & Foerster LLP: eking@mofo.com

    Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA): contactus@mpaa.org

    Moving Picture Technicians: See Artists and Allied Crafts

    MPA – The Association of Magazine Media: mpa@magazine.org

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM): manufacturing@nam.org

    National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators: (51:cool: 432-1100

    National Association of State Chief Information Officers: svaughn@AMRms.com

    National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA): webmaster@ncta.com

    National Center for Victims of Crime: http://www.ncvc.org/ncvc/main.aspx?
    dbID=DB_Contact764

    National Crime Justice Association: info@ncja.org

    National District Attorneys Association: (703) 549-9222

    National Domestic Preparedness Coalition: info@ndpci.us

    National Football League: http://www.nfl.com/contact-us

    National Governors Association, Economic Development and Commerce Committee:
    webmaster@nga.org

    National League of Cities: http://www.nlc.org/about-nlc/contact-nlc

    National Narcotics Offers' Associations' Coalition: rmsloan626@verizon.net or http://www.natlnarc.org/default.aspx?page=1011

    National Sheriffs' Association (NSA): http://sheriffs.org/content/contact-us

    National Songwriters Association: http://members.nashvillesongwriters.com/
    webform.php?ViewForm=1

    National Troopers Coalition: info@ntctroopers.com

    News Corporation: web.queries@computershare.com

    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP: http://www.pbwt.com/contact/

    Pearson Education: http://www.pearsoned.com/contacts

    Penguin Group (USA), Inc.: ecommerce@us.penguingroup.com

    Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America: newsroom@phrma.org

    Phillips Nizer, LLP: http://www.phillipsnizer.com/about/contact.cfm

    Pfizer, Inc.: https://www.pfizer.com/contact/mail_general.jsp

    Proskauer Rose LLP: info@proskauer.com

    Provident Music Group: (615) 261-6500

    Random House: ecustomerservice@randomhouse.com

    Raulet Property Partners: http://www.raulet.com/HTM Stuff/ContactUs.htm

    Revlon: http://www.revlon.com/Revlon-Home/Revlon-General/Contact.aspx

    Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP: http://www.rkmc.com/Contact.aspx

    Scholastic, Inc.: http://scholastic.custhelp.com/app/ask

    Screen Actors Guild (SAG): saginfo@sag.org

    Shearman & Sterling LLP: website.administration@shearman.com

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP: (212) 455-2000

    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP: info@skadden.com

    Sony/ATV Music Publishing: info@sonyatv.com

    Sony Music Entertainment: http://hub.sonymusic.com/about/feedback.php or http://
    www.sonyatv.com/index.php/contact

    Sony Music Nashville: http://www.sonyatv.com/index.php/contact

    State International Development Organization (SIDO): sido@csg.org

    The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO): nato@natodc.com

    The Perseus Books Groups: (800) 343-4499

    The United States Conference of Mayors: info@usmayors.org

    Tiffany & Co.: http://press.tiffany.com/Customer/Request/ContactUs.aspx

    Time Warner: https://www.timewarnercable.com/SoCal/about/contactus.ashx

    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC): info@ufc.com

    UMG Publishing Group Nashville: (615) 340-5400

    United States Chamber of Commerce: http://www.uschamber.com/about/contact/submit-
    question

    United States Tennis Association: https://forms.usta.com/usta/form325815541/
    secure_index.html or memberservices@usta.com

    Universal Music: communications@umusic.com

    Universal Music Publishing Group: umpg.newmedia@umusic.com

    Viacom: http://www.viacom.com/contact/Pages/default.aspx

    Visa, Inc.: https://corporate.visa.com/utility/contactus.jsp

    W.W. Norton & Company: (212) 354-5500

    Warner Music Group: http://www.wmg.com/contact

    Warner Music Nashville: http://www.warnermusicnashville.com/contact

    White & Case LLP: http://www.whitecase.com/ContactUs.aspx

    Wolters Kluewer Health: customerservice@lww.com

    Word Entertainment: wordtech@wbr.com
     
  2. dw426

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    None of these shock me. You have the major media players here, and you have very special interest groups, a good portion of which have nothing to do with the tech world whatsoever. I'm familiar with several of these irrelevant groups, they're purely fundraisers for various political figures.
     
  3. SplinterCell

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    The list of rabble–rousers! :thumbd:
     
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    If only they were "rabble-rousers". You're looking at a list of some of the most powerful, yet out of the spotlight organizations. Connections are everything.
     
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    Just keeping it clean. :cool:
     
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    Oh, believe me, I have words for this situation and several of these groups that would keep JR editing my post for an hour :D But, basically you're looking at what happens when business gets involved in law-making and politics.
     
  7. LockBox

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    dw426 is absolutely right. The list is full of power because the list is full of m o n e y. The link at the top of the OP is a good one to put this in perspective.

    In my view, The only real shocker of a company that chose to put in a statement of support to the Judiciary Committee was Go Daddy(!) That will hurt them in a big way. Stupid move on their part.
     
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    No shocker really if you realize what's in it for them. Just one story about it: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20...-orders-domains-seized-de-linked-search.shtml
     
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    Question ....

    http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/12/22/oracle-warning-of-another-tech-slowdown/

    Does anyone think the 'tech slowdown' shows a correlation to SOPA's influence?

    The Oracle article, is not the only rumble about software/hardware deals-
    supposedly no one can figure out why Oracle 'stumbled'-but this refrain is seen is more than one story-

    'So if companies are growing stingier about their enterprise software budgets, it could signal they are
    starting to cut closer to the bone. Oracle CFO Safra Catz said that it's taking some of its clients longer to approve projects.
    "All of a sudden the CEO had to approve it or something like that, where before it was all set," Catz said.
    Though, she stressed that she hadn't been told yet that any companies were reducing their IT budgets.

    "Clearly, this quarter was not as we thought it would be, and we've been taking a look at the deals that really should
    have closed and that would have closed but for a sort of irregular environment."

    Could be they aren't sure where they should be putting their money in this ''irregular environment''?
    Why would you put money into jobs, hardware and software, if you couldn't plan
    for a future of the status quo (or better), which SOPA does not support.

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    IMO, politicians and the SOPA supporters are going to have alot to answer for if this passes..
    they have NO business being involved in something they barely know anything about.

    Of course that's never stopped a politician before! :shifty:

    Marja:cool:
     
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    I don't think so really. Tech slowdown has been a long time coming with the economy the way it is. 2012 isn't looking any better, you can't just fix things in a year or even two. The global economy issue will be haunting the world for a decade if not longer. SOPA is merely both a desperate act by a handful of desperate corporations, and, more worrisome (and the more likely reason the bill is going as unchallenged as it is) an act of control by the government (no tinfoil hat stuff incoming, it's simply true) who, in reality, is ran by these corporations and many more lesser known groups.

    As I said in an earlier post, you're seeing what happens when "big business" gets involved with governing. Perhaps though, you may have a point. Between bills like SOPA, and the ongoing and highly destructive "patent wars", tech very well may be on its way to being in a state of limbo.
     
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    It's all about Illuminating the citizens, isn't it? :blink:
     
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    SOPA is a pretty good way to keep the momentum going, I will say that much.
     
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    It turns out that SOPA is bad for the humans health. Who would have guessed that? :eek: :D
     
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    GoDaddy Facing Possible Boycott Over SOPA Support

    "As the U.S. House pledges to continue pushing for the passage of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) next year, companies supporting the legislation are increasingly coming under fire. Old media like the movie and TV industries are obviously in favor of it, but most tech firms are opposed. One internet heavyweight that is in favor of SOPA is domain registrar GoDaddy. Now that everyone has caught wind of that, many are proposing a "Move Your Domain Away From GoDaddy Day."

    GoDaddy is so firmly in favor of SOPA’s anti-piracy provisions that it sent a fire and brimstone letter to the House in which they said the bill was about “... preserving, protecting, and creating American jobs and protecting American consumers.” The statement went on to downplay concerns over censorship as “an affront to the very fabric of [the] nation.”. Critics of the legislation disagree, claiming that SOPA and its companion Senate bill Protect IP would hand too much power to copyright owners to pull a site offline with no due process."

    Full story here:

    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/godaddy_facing_possible_boycott_over_sopa_support

    BTW: If Protect IP and SOPA were now the law, if I had posted the text of the full story here The government or Maximum PC Mag could have the Wilders site blocked and or force Google, Bling etc to remove all links to Wilders. Wilders would not get the opportunity to make a Fair Use or any other argument before the site was blocked. Arguably, even the limited amount of the article I posted here might be enough to trigger these draconian actions.

    Good video explaining the dangers of SOPA/Protect IP in simple terms here: http://vimeo.com/31100268
     
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    It's best to post a quote from a story and include the quotation tags, and link to the complete story.

    Posting a complete story here without a link and the quotation tags is not advisable for copyright reasons.
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/tos.php
     
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    Yeah I don't see anyone being surprised by the list. All the usual suspects are accounted for.
     
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    "Victory! Boycott forces GoDaddy to drop its support for SOPA" : http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...rces-godaddy-to-drop-its-support-for-sopa.ars

     
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    Nice try Go Daddy, but it's too little, too late for me. I've already moved my most of my domain names to Name.com. And now I even sleep better at night! :thumb:
     
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    Maybe this was the straw that broke the camel's back :

    "@jimmy_wales
    Jimmy Wales

    I am proud to announce that the Wikipedia domain names will move away from GoDaddy. Their position on #sopa is unacceptable to us."

    http://twitter.com/#!/jimmy_wales/status/150287579642740736
     
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    Go ahead and call me pessimistic and other names (I'm a big boy and can handle that, lol), but I wouldn't take to the streets in celebration just yet. If you've ever dealt with the government and political wrangling, you know what I mean. Dropping of public support does not mean dropping of support period. There's this little thing called damage control, and my gut tells me GoDaddy is doing a heap of it.

    I can assure you that list of supporters is not complete, and more happens out of the public eye than in it. We will see how this goes.
     
  23. siljaline

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    I see similar threads here, here

    A generally complete compendium of SOPA at Wikipedia

    For those that use Twitter the hashtag is
    Wired Mag and many others have been covering this ongoing issue.

    Huge Domain Registrar GoDaddy has relented from Pro SOPA support.

    How SOPA breaks the Internet

    Developing ~
     
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    Honestly, when I posted the list - the only one that really stood out to me was GoDaddy. They were begging for a fight with their bread and butter. And they got it.
     
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    The statement of support is already in the records of the Judiciary Committee. Anything they say now is damage control. I predict the boycotts and transfers will continue.
     
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