GoDaddy Officially Has Name Removed From Judiciary's List Of SOPA Supporters

from the keep-editing dept

There was some concern that GoDaddy had only said they were pulling their support for SOPA, but hadn't actually done so. However, the company is now pointing out that it officially asked to be removed from the Judiciary Committee's list of SOPA supporters and that's now been done. I will note, however, that despite the claims that it is no longer supporting SOPA, the Graphic Artists Guild is still listed. Add to this the Judiciary Committee having to scrub the list of a bunch of law firms who never agreed to support the bill, as well as companies like Gibson Guitar, and it seems that the Judiciary Committee is going to be kept busy whittling down this list.

Of course, it's unclear why the Judiciary Committee only puts up a list of (rapidly shrinking) supporters. If it wanted to present the various opinions on the bill, shouldn't it actually show the large and growing list of SOPA opponents?


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    The eejit (profile), Dec 27th, 2011 @ 2:02pm

    Because how would they get their money for the next campaigns?

     

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    Russ Gilbert (profile), Dec 27th, 2011 @ 2:32pm

    List of Companies

    Something that's bugging me about this list, that I haven't heard mentioned anywhere.

    Many of the "Companies" on this list are in fact subsidiaries of larger "big content" companies like Viacom.

    Most egregious are things like "Universal Music" and "Universal Music Publishing Group, or "Warner Music Group" and "Warner Music Nashville" towards the bottom as though they weren't part of the same organization, but more subtle are items like "CMT" being part of Viacom, or "MCA Records" being part of Universal.

    How long is this list really if we strip out this kind of redundancy? If corporations are people does this constitute "cloning" for the purposes of legislation?

     

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    ZombieBotsFromMars, Dec 27th, 2011 @ 2:34pm

    Oh well...

    ...sucks to the be them. They supported it to start with, and that's enough for me. I'll never do business with GD againt and I'll make sure that any registrar I do use isn't a subsidiary of GD.

     

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    Jeffhole (profile), Dec 27th, 2011 @ 2:36pm

    Well...

    They can still eat shit. They aren't getting my domains back. I like it when large companies feel us pinch. It may be selfish and immature, but it's still nice to know that we can sometimes kinda-sorta a little bit somewhat fight back.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 27th, 2011 @ 2:39pm

    GoDaddy, Go!
    Go away!

    Welcome Mongoose.

    https://code.google.com/p/mongoose/

     

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      el_segfaulto (profile), Dec 27th, 2011 @ 2:49pm

      Re:

      Out of curiosity...what does Mongoose (an HTTP server, admittedly pretty cool and tiny) have to do with a domain registrar? If you've got some sort of integration with DynamicDNS or the like on the roadmap I could understand...

       

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    Brandt Hardin, Dec 27th, 2011 @ 2:49pm

    Orwellian State of Fear

    Two frightening pieces of controversial legislation, SOPA and The NDAA only go to further stifle our Constitutional Rights without the approval of the Americans, just as the Patriot Act was adopted WITHOUT public approval or vote just weeks after the events of 9/11. A mere 3 criminal charges of terrorism a year are attributed to this act, which is mainly used for no-knock raids leading to drug-related arrests without proper cause for search and seizure. The laws are simply a means to spy on our own citizens and to detain and censor public opinion without trial or a right to council. You can read much more about living in this Orwellian society of fear and see my visual response to these measures on my artistís blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09/living-in-society-of-fear-ten-years.html

     

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    Kevin H (profile), Dec 27th, 2011 @ 3:06pm

    Keep moving the domains. Show the other companies that we netzians are not to be fucked with. If that has to be with the body of GoDaddy before them so be it. They started the war. Let them know WE will end it.

     

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    bdhoro (profile), Dec 27th, 2011 @ 3:07pm

    Lets see the list

    I would very much like to see the list of opponents vs supporters of this bill right here.

    Mike, I'm sure you have the list, why not just post it up here?

    You are trying to present the various opinions on the bill correct?

     

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      E. Zachary Knight (profile), Dec 27th, 2011 @ 3:44pm

      Re: Lets see the list

      He has both lists linked in this article. What more are you wanting?

       

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        Russ Gilbert (profile), Dec 27th, 2011 @ 3:49pm

        Re: Re: Lets see the list

        Ah - I got confused by the "new comments on this thread" email.

        I thought you were responding to my comment about how the list of "supporters" is padded due to companies and their subsidiaries being listed as individual supporters.

        I see what you meant now after viewing on the site.

         

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    The Original Anonymous Coward (profile), Dec 27th, 2011 @ 3:13pm

    All talk - no action

    I would tend to believe GoDaddy a bit more if they started to ACTIVELY oppose SOPA and PIPA and spent some of their lobby money to those ends. None of this "we were against it before we were for it and then we were against it again" baloney.

     

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    Hulser (profile), Dec 27th, 2011 @ 4:53pm

    it seems that the Judiciary Committee is going to be kept busy whittling down this list.

    Or...they'll just ignore the removal requests and continue to cite the original list as if it were still accurate. Much like they continue to use debunked study results.

     

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    Violated (profile), Dec 28th, 2011 @ 12:09am

    Pain

    At least GoDaddy has now done the most important step and boy have they sure changed their tune within a week.

    The big question now is if domain transfers away from them will now cease or if people want GoDaddy to feel the pain so they never dare do it again?

    I favour the pain option myself.

     

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    anonymous, Dec 28th, 2011 @ 1:52am

    stop trying to bring common sense and fair play into the conversation, Mike! since when have politicians ever done something like that?

     

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    FarmerBob (profile), Dec 28th, 2011 @ 11:21am

    Did they actually drop support or are they just saying what we want to hear? GD is known for "mixed" messages.

     

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