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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    Penguin Group (USA), Inc.

  2. 102

    Pfizer, Inc.

  3. 103

    Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

  4. 104

    Phillips Nizer, LLP

  5. 105

    Proskauer Rose LLP

  6. 106

    Provident Music Group

  7. 107
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  8. 108

    Raulet Property Partners

  9. 109

    Republic Nashville

  10. 110
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  11. 111

    Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP

  12. 112

    Scholastic, Inc.

  13. 113

    Screen Actors Guild

  14. 114

    Shearman & Sterling LLP

  15. 115

    Showdog Universal Music

  16. 116

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

  17. 117

    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

  18. 118
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  19. 119

    Sony Music Nashville

  20. 120

    Sony/ATV Music Publishing

  21. 121

    State International Development Organization

  22. 122

    The National Association of Theatre Owners

  23. 123

    The Perseus Books Groups

  24. 124

    The United States Conference of Mayors

  25. 125
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  26. 126

    Time Warner4

  27. 127
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  28. 128

    UMG Publishing Group Nashville

  29. 129

    United States Chamber of Commerce

  30. 130

    United States Tennis Association

  31. 131

    Universal Music

  32. 132

    Universal Music Publishing Group

  33. 133
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  34. 134

    Visa, Inc.

  35. 135

    W.W. Norton & Company

  36. 136
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  37. 137

    Warner Music Nashville

  38. 138

    White & Case LLP

  39. 139

    Wolters Kluewer Health

  40. 140

    Word Entertainment

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