SOPA (H.R.3261) the White Hats vs. the Black Hats


SOPA Resistance Day!
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I have not been blogging for a while, as work and projects have kept me occupied.

But SOPA and PIPA have been of great concern, and greater concern yet was how little people, industry and those whose job it is to pass laws i.e. politician know about it.

In the end the world pretty much rallied, and a very bad law was exposed for what it is.

OK so ding-dong the witch is dead and Dorothy can go home to Kansas  … not quite!

The news is now rife with reports about how SOPA is dead. But SOPA is not dead, it is just waiting for a slithering backer to push another million dollars into the grasping hands of politicians and then a new bill by any other name will come to life.

In the meantime PIPA still needs to die.

While we hold our breath on this one, I came across the following information on Open Congress.

Standing for the BLACK HATS are organizations supporting SOPA (H.R.3261) & thus opposed to free speech and a free internet.

If this bill had passed it would have granted levels of censorship that china would be proud of. Contact these organizations and bring them to account about why thy supported the bill, and will they support the next incarnation on SOPA and what are they doing about PIPA.

Merck
Mercury Nashville
Minor League Baseball
Motion Picture Association of America
MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of Fusion Center Directors
National Association of Manufacturers
National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators
National Association of State Chief Information Officers
National Association of Theatre Owners
National Basketball Association
National Cable & Telecommunications Association
National Center for Victims of Crime
National Confectioners Association
National Criminal Justice Association
National District Attorneys Association
National Domestic Preparedness Coalition
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
National Football League
National Governors Association
National Music Publishers’ Association
National Narcotics Officer’s Associations’ Coalition
National Retail Federation
National Sheriff’s Association
National Songwriters Association
National Troopers Coalition
NBC Universal
Netflix
News Corporation
Nike, Inc.
Outdoor Industry Association
Pearson Education
Penguin Group
Perseus Books Group
Pfizer
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Philip Morris International
Provident Music Group
Publishers Worldwide, Inc.
Random House
Recording Industry Association of America
Republic Nashville
Retail Industry Leaders Association
Scholastic, Inc.
Screen Actors Guild
Showdog Universal
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council
Society of Plastics Industry
Software & Information Industry Association
Specialty Equipment Market Association
Sporting Goods Manufacturer’s Association
State International Development Organizations
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
Tiffany & Company
Timberland Company
Time Warner
True Religion Brand Jeans
U. S. Chamber of Commerce
Ultimate Fighting Championship
UMG Publishing Group
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
United States Conference of Mayors
United States Tennis Association
Universal Music Group Inc.
Viacom
Viacom
Visa
W.W. Norton Company
Walmart
Warner Music Group
Warner Music Nashville
Wolers Kluwer Health
Word Entertainment
Xerox Corporation

Standing for the WHITE HATS are organizations opposing SOPA (H.R.3261) & thus helping to support free speech and a free internet.

Send them all a big thank you and your support, make sure they know you will be watching out for the next bill, and watching what they do.

4chan
A Softer World
American Civil Liberties Union
American Library Association
American Society of News Editors
AOL
Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post
Association of College and Research Libraries
Association of Research Libraries
Benetech
Biz Stone, co-founder of Obvious and Twitter
Bloomberg
Boing Boing
Bread Without Bullets
Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and co-founder of Alexa Internet
Brookings Institute
Business Software Alliance
Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr and Hunch
Center for Democracy & Technology
Center for Media Justice
Center for Rural Strategies
Center for Technology & Democracy
Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube
City News
Colossal Mind
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Computer & Communications Industry Association
ComputerHope
Consumer Electronics Association
Consumer Federation of America
Consumers Union
Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist
Creative Commons
Creators’ Freedom Project
Crypto Cat
Daily Kos
DatelineZero
David Filo, co-founder of Yahoo!
Demand Progress
Destructoid
DigiBase
Disqus
dotSUB
eBay
EDUCAUSE
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Elephant Talk Wiki
Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal
Engine Advocacy
Entertainment Consumers Assocation
Errata Security
Etsy
Evan Williams, co-founder of Blogger and Twitter
Expedia
Facebook
Focus on the Facts
FreakOutNation
Free Software Foundation
Freedom House
Go Daddy
Gog.com
Google
Greenpeace International
Grooveshark
Heritage Foundation
Huffington Post
Human Rights First
Human Rights Watch
Hype Machine
ICanHasCheezburger
Imgur
Indenti.ca
Information Technology Industry Council
Internet Archive
Internews
Irregular Times
iSchool at Syracuse University
Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and Square
Jazz Sequence
Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo!
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation
Kaspersky
Kickstarter
Liberty Confidential
LinkedIn
Major League Gaming
Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz
MetaFilter
Microsoft
Minecraft
Miro
Monticello Capital
MoveOn
Mozilla
Namecheap
National Federation of American Students
NetCoalition
New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative
News2Map.com
nomacs Image Lounge
Open Congress
Open Internet Coalition
OpenDNS
openSUSE
O’Reilly Radar
PayPal
peeje
Petzel
PhantomTS
Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay
Plague Studio
Progressive Change Campaign Committee
Public Knowledge
Quora
Rackspace
RageMaker
Raw Story
Red 5 Studios
Reddit
Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn
Reporters Without Borders
Ron Bercume Design
Safex.tk
Scribd
Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google
SlashTHREE
Smirking Chimp
Spurs of the Moment
Stack Overflow
Strategy Tune
Tech Crunch
TechAmerica
Techdirt
TechFreedom
TechNet
The LeakyWiki
Tor Project
Torrentfreak
Tucows
Tumblr
Twitpic
Twitter
U.S. Public Interest Group
Union Square Ventures
United States Student Association
Universal Subtitles
USWGO
Vanilla Forums
Victor Rix
ViperZeroOne
webhostingbuzz.com
Wikimedia Foundation
Wikipedia
WJSimpson
WordPress
WPS Security Lock
Writers Guild of America, West
XDA Developers
Yahoo
Zynga

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About Joseph Leon Hall
I am a Systems Administrator, Network Engineer and Senior Technical Support Analyst and Microsoft evangelist. I spend my work time looking after networks, servers, desktops, laptops, and people. You ask wy people? That’s because in any network people matter. ”I am a PC! I am NOT a Mac nor a I a Chrome”

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