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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Russ Gilbert (profile) says:

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?

RichWa (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re: List of Companies

It the people that own/run the corporations that have more rights than individuals. Corporations are nothing more than aprons which serve to protect the wealth and power of the 1%. That’s the “beauty” of being a limited liability corporation; do as you want to rip off, or even kill and maim, people, keep the profits and let the corporation take the blame.

Russ Gilbert (profile) says:

Re: Re: List of Companies

Yeah I was just contemplating taking a crack.

This makes it pretty easy since the companies listed on Wikipedia click through and have their corporate parents listed.

I was planning on just doing a bulleted list, possibly a collapsible one (collapsed by default) since this is the web after all.

Brandt Hardin (user link) says:

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 artist?s blog at

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