Organizations That Support and Sponsor SOPA Companies

Organizations That Support and Sponsor SOPA

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The Stop Online Piracy Act (also known as SOPA, or officially as H.R. 3261) is a piece of legislation that has been introduced in Congress, and has the backing of many companies in the entertainment, media and publishing industries. Though the Act has the stated goal of clamping down on the free distribution of illegally pirated materials (such as films, TV shows and software) on the Internet, many have argued that the final legislation will have an unduly chilling effect on all online communications, even those that do not violate the spirit or letter of copyright law.

For example, the bill allows the Department of Justice and copyright holders to shut down websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Making a website owner responsible for user behavior in this way poses a direct threat to nearly all user-generated websites on the Internet, including sites like Twitter and Reddit. Critics of the bill have also pointed to the bill's potential for violating First Amendment rights, and its opening the door for full-on "censorship" of Internet content by the US government.

This list contains the names of all companies and organizations known to be supporting the Stop Online Piracy Act, and lobbying Congress to see that it passes. A number of groups and online communities have taken up boycotts and protests of these companies based on their position.
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  1. 101

    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

  2. 102
  3. 103

    Penguin Group (USA), Inc.

  4. 104

    Pfizer, Inc.

  5. 105

    Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

  6. 106

    Phillips Nizer, LLP

  7. 107

    Proskauer Rose LLP

  8. 108

    Provident Music Group

  9. 109
  10. 110

    Raulet Property Partners

  11. 111

    Republic Nashville

  12. 112
  13. 113

    Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP

  14. 114

    Scholastic, Inc.

  15. 115

    Screen Actors Guild

  16. 116

    Shearman & Sterling LLP

  17. 117

    Showdog Universal Music

  18. 118

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

  19. 119

    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

  20. 120
  21. 121

    Sony Music Nashville

  22. 122

    Sony/ATV Music Publishing

  23. 123

    State International Development Organization

  24. 124

    The National Association of Theatre Owners

  25. 125

    The Perseus Books Groups

  26. 126

    The United States Conference of Mayors

  27. 127
  28. 128

    Time Warner4

  29. 129

    Ultimate Fighting Championship

  30. 130

    UMG Publishing Group Nashville

  31. 131

    United States Chamber of Commerce

  32. 132

    United States Tennis Association

  33. 133

    Universal Music

  34. 134

    Universal Music Publishing Group

  35. 135
  36. 136

    Visa, Inc.

  37. 137

    W.W. Norton & Company

  38. 138
  39. 139

    Warner Music Nashville

  40. 140

    White & Case LLP

  41. 141

    Wolters Kluewer Health

  42. 142

    Word Entertainment

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