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SOPA: A list of 358 companies that support the Stop Online Piracy Act

SOPA is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011 by Lamar S. Smith (Chair representative House Judiciary Committee). 

The Stop Online Piracy Act will allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. 

Request

It even matters who requests a request. The court order could include barring online advertising networks and payment facilitators from conducting business with the allegedly infringing website, barring search engines from linking to such sites, and requiring internet service providers to block acces to such sites. 

Penalty 

The bill would criminalize unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content, with a maximum penalty of five years in prison for ten such infringements within six months. 

Immunity 

SOPA grants immunity to internet services that voluntarily take action against websites dedicated to infringement, while making liable for damages any copyright holder who knowingly misrepresents that a website is dedicated to infringement. 

Deep Packet Inspection and privacy

 

According to Markham Erickson, head of NetCoalition, which opposes SOPA, the section of the bill that would allow judges to order internet service providers to block access to infringing websites to customers located in the United States would also allow the checking of those customers' IP address, a method known as IP blocking. Erickson has expressed concerns that such an order might require those providers to engage in "deep packet inspection," which involves analyzing all of the content being transmitted to and from the user, raising new privacy concerns.
Policy analysts for New America Foundation say this legislation would "instigate a data obfuscation arms race" whereby by increasingly invasive practices would be required to monitor users' web traffic resulting in a "counterproductive cat-and-mouse game of censorship and circumvention would drive savvy scofflaws to darknets while increasing surveillance of less technically proficient Internet users."

 

Companies that are supporting SOPA:

  1. 1-800 Contacts, Inc.
  2. 1-800-PetMeds
  3. 2b1 Inc
  4. 3M Company
  5. ABRO Industries, Inc.
  6. Acushnet Company
  7. adidas America
  8. Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
  9. Allen Russell Photography
  10. Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
  11. Alliance of Visual Artists (AVA)
  12. Altria Client Services
  13. American Apparel and Footwear Association
  14. American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)
  15. American Board of Internal Medicine
  16. American Federation of Musicians
  17. American Gramaphone LLC
  18. American Made Alliance
  19. American Mental Health Counselors Association
  20. American Photographic Artists
  21. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
  22. American Society of Media Photographers
  23. American Society of Picture Professionals
  24. American Watch Association
  25. Anatoly Pronin Photography
  26. Andrea Rugg Photography
  27. Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Initiative (ACAPI)
  28. Applied DNA Sciences
  29. Art Holeman Photography
  30. Association of American Publishers (AAP)
  31. Association of Equipment Manufacturers
  32. Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)
  33. Association of Test Publishers
  34. AstraZeneca plc
  35. Australian Medical Council
  36. Autodesk, Inc.
  37. Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association
  38. Baker & Taylor Ent.
  39. Bay State Psychological Associates
  40. Beachbody, LLC
  41. Beam Global Spirits & Wine
  42. Blue Sky Studios, Inc.
  43. Bose Corporation
  44. Braasch Biotech LLC
  45. Brian Stevenson Photography
  46. Brigid Collins Family Support Center
  47. Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
  48. Burberry
  49. C. F. Martin & Co., Inc.
  50. Callaway Golf Company
  51. Cascade Designs Incorporated
  52. Caterpillar Inc.
  53. Caveon, LLC
  54. CBS Corporation
  55. Cengage Learning
  56. Center for Credentialing & Education
  57. Center Stage Photography
  58. CFA Institute
  59. Chanel USA
  60. Christopher Semmes Photography
  61. Church Music Publishers Association
  62. CMH Images
  63. Coach
  64. Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy (CACP)
  65. Columbia Sportswear Company
  66. Comcast Corporation
  67. Commercial Photo Design
  68. Commercial Photographers International
  69. Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System
  70. Consumer Healthcare Products Association
  71. Copyright Alliance
  72. Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)
  73. Coty Inc.
  74. Council of Fashion Designers of America
  75. Country Music Association
  76. CropLife America
  77. Cross-Entertainment LLC
  78. CSA Group
  79. CVS Caremark
  80. D’Addario & Company, Inc.
  81. Dan Sherwood Photography
  82. Danita Delimont Stock Photography
  83. Dayco Products, LLC
  84. Deluxe Entertainment Services Group
  85. Dennyfoto
  86. Derek DiLuzio Photography
  87. DeVaul Photography
  88. Direct Selling Association (DSA)
  89. Directional Insight
  90. Distefano Enterprises Inc.
  91. Doriguzzi Photographic Artistry
  92. Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
  93. Dolce & Gabbana USA, INC.
  94. Dollar General Corporation
  95. Don Grall Photography
  96. Dunford Architectural Photography
  97. Eagle Rock Entertainment
  98. Ed McDonald Photography
  99. Educational & Industrial Testing Service
  100. Electronic Arts, Inc.
  101. Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)
  102. Eli Lilly and Company
  103. Englebert Photography
  104. Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
  105. ERAI, Inc.
  106. Eric Meola Studio Inc
  107. Evidence Photographers International Council
  108. Ex Officio
  109. Exxel Outdoors
  110. FAME Publishing Co., LLC.
  111. FAME Recording Studios
  112. Far Bank Enterprises
  113. Fashion Business Incorporated
  114. Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
  115. Fender Musical Instrument Company
  116. Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA)
  117. Ford Motor Company
  118. Fortune Brands, Inc.
  119. Fred J. Lord Photography
  120. GAR Associates
  121. Gelderland Productions, L.L.C.
  122. Gemvision Corporation
  123. Gibson Guitar Corp.
  124. GlaxoSmithKline
  125. Gospel Music Association
  126. Governors America Corp.
  127. Graphic Artists Guild
  128. Greeting Card Association (GCA)
  129. Greg Nikas Photography
  130. Guru Denim
  131. H.S. Marketing & Design, Inc.
  132. Harley-Davidson Motor Company
  133. HarperCollins Publishers
  134. Harry Fox Agency
  135. Hastings Entertainment, Inc.
  136. ICM Distributing Company, Inc.
  137. IDS Publishing
  138. IEC Electronics corp.
  139. Images Plus
  140. Imaging Supplies Coalition (ISC)
  141. Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA)
  142. INgrooves
  143. Innate-gear
  144. International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
  145. International Trademark Association (INTA)
  146. IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries
  147. Ira Montgomery Photography
  148. J.S. Grove Photography
  149. James Drug Inc.
  150. Jaynes Gallery
  151. JCPage Photography
  152. Jean Poland Photography
  153. Jeff Stevensen Photography
  154. John Fulton Photography
  155. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  156. Johnson & Johnson
  157. Juicy Couture, Inc
  158. Julien McRoberts Photography
  159. K&R Photographics
  160. kate spade
  161. Kekepana International Services
  162. Kenneth Garrett, photographer for National Geographic
  163. Killing Jar Productions LLC
  164. Lacoste USA
  165. Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
  166. Lexmark International, Inc.
  167. Light Perspectives
  168. Linda Olsen Photography
  169. Little Dog Records
  170. Liz Claiborne, Inc
  171. L’Oréal USA
  172. Lucky Brand Jeans
  173. LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton
  174. Macmillan
  175. Major League Baseball
  176. Marcia Andberg Associates LLC
  177. Mark Niederman Photography
  178. Marmot
  179. Marona Photography
  180. McLain Photography Inc
  181. Merck & Co., Inc.
  182. Messy Face Designs, Inc.
  183. Michael Stern Photography
  184. MicroRam Electronics, Inc.
  185. Minter Works of Art
  186. Mira Images
  187. Monster Cable Products, Inc.
  188. Moose’s Photos
  189. Morningstar Films LLC
  190. Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA)
  191. MotionMasters
  192. Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
  193. MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
  194. Mr. Theodor Feibel (sole proprietor)
  195. Music Managers Forum-U.S.
  196. Nashville Songwriters Association International
  197. Natalie Neckyfarow Actor/Dancer/Singer
  198. National Association of Broadcasters
  199. National Association of Manufacturers
  200. National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM)
  201. National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)
  202. National Basketball Association (NBA)
  203. National Board for Certified Counselors
  204. National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation
  205. National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
  206. National Football League (NFL)
  207. National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA)
  208. National Retail Federation (NRF)
  209. NBCUniversal
  210. Nervous Tattoo Inc., dba Ed Hardy
  211. New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
  212. New Era Cap Co Inc
  213. New Levels Ent. Co. LLC
  214. News Corporation
  215. Next Decade Entertainment, Inc.
  216. NHL Enterprises, L.P.
  217. Nicholas Petrucci, Artist, LLC
  218. Nike, Inc.
  219. Nintendo of America Inc.
  220. Nissle Fine Art Photography
  221. North Dakota Pharmacists Association
  222. North Dakota Pharmacy Service Corporation
  223. Oakley, Inc.
  224. One Voice Recordings
  225. OpSec Security, Inc.
  226. Outdoor Industry Association
  227. Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)
  228. Outdoor Research, Inc
  229. Pacific Component Xchange, Inc.
  230. Party Killer Films LLC
  231. Pearson Clinical Assessment
  232. Peavey Electronics Corporation
  233. Perry Ellis International
  234. Personal Care Products Council
  235. Peter C. Brandt, Architectural and Fine Art Photography
  236. Peter Hawkins Photography, Inc.
  237. Petzl America
  238. Pfizer Inc.
  239. PGA of America
  240. Philip Morris International
  241. Photojournalist Dave Bartruff
  242. Picture Archive Council of America (PACA)
  243. Pigfactory Music
  244. PING
  245. PNW Images
  246. Premier League
  247. Production Music Association (PMA)
  248. Professional Photographers of America
  249. Quality Float Works, Inc.
  250. Raging Waters Music
  251. Ralph Lauren Corporation
  252. Ramsay Corporation
  253. Rebel Photo
  254. Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
  255. Red4 Music/Doogs Rock Inc
  256. Red Wing Shoe Company
  257. Reebok International Ltd.
  258. Reed Elsevier Inc.
  259. Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
  260. Revlon
  261. Richard Flutie Photography
  262. Rite Aid
  263. Robin Davis Photography, Inc.
  264. Rodger Scott Craig, a member of Liverpool Express, The Merseybeats, Fortune, Harlan
  265. Cage, 101 South, and Mtunz Media
  266. Roger Smith Photography Services
  267. Rolex Watch USA Inc.
  268. Romance Writers of America (RWA)
  269. Rosetta Stone Inc.
  270. Saddle Creek
  271. Sage Studios LLC
  272. Sam D’Amico Photography
  273. Schneider Electric
  274. Sean McGinty Photography
  275. Secret Sea Visions (Photography)
  276. SESAC, Inc.
  277. SG Industries, Inc.
  278. Shure Incorporated
  279. SIGMA Assessment Systems
  280. Six Degrees Records
  281. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
  282. SMC Entertainment
  283. SMT Corp.
  284. SoBe Entertainment
  285. Society of Sport & Event Photographers
  286. Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)
  287. Sony Electronics Inc.
  288. Sony Music Entertainment
  289. Sony Pictures Entertainment
  290. Soul Appeal Records and Music
  291. SoundExchange
  292. Southern Gothic LLC
  293. Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
  294. SPI (The Plastics Industry Trade Association)
  295. Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
  296. Sports Rights Owners Coalition
  297. Spring Fever Productions LLC
  298. Spyder Active Sports, Inc
  299. Stenbakken Photography
  300. Stephen Dantzig Photography
  301. Stock Artist Alliance
  302. Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC
  303. Student Photographic Society
  304. Studio 404
  305. SunRise Solar Inc.
  306. Taylor Glenn Photographs
  307. Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
  308. Tednologies, Inc.
  309. The Cambridge Don
  310. The Collegiate Licensing Company/IMG College
  311. The Donath Group, Inc.
  312. The Dow Chemical Company
  313. The Estee Lauder Companies
  314. The McGraw-Hill Companies
  315. The Music People! Inc.
  316. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  317. The Recording Academy (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences)
  318. The Timberland Company
  319. The Walt Disney Company
  320. Tiffany & Co.
  321. Time Warner Inc.
  322. Tony Bullard Photography
  323. Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.
  324. TRA Global
  325. Tricoast Worldwide
  326. Trio Productions, Inc. / Songscape Music,
  327. Twist & Shout, Inc.
  328. U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  329. Ultimate Fighting Championship
  330. Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
  331. Universal Music Group
  332. Uniweld Products Inc.
  333. VF Corporation
  334. Viacom
  335. Vibram USA, Inc
  336. Virtual Chip Exchange USA, Inc.
  337. Voltage Pictures, LLC
  338. W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co.
  339. Walcott Studio, LLC
  340. Wal-Mart
  341. Warner Music Group
  342. Wendy Kaveney Photography
  343. Western Psychological Services
  344. Westmorland Images, LLC
  345. Wild & Associates, Inc.
  346. Wild Eye Photos LLC
  347. William Sutton Photography
  348. Willis Music
  349. WindLegends Ink LLC
  350. Winestem Company
  351. Winslow Research Institute
  352. Wolfe Video
  353. Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
  354. Woolrich, Inc.
  355. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
  356. Xerox Corporation
  357. Zippo Manufacturing Company
  358. Zumba Fitness, LLC



Some of their sites

  1. http://www.1800contacts.com/
  2. http://www.1800petmeds.com/
  3. http://2b1inc.com/
  4. http://www.abro.com/
  5. http://www.acushnetcompany.com/
  6. http://www.adidas.com/
  7. http://www.advamed.org/
  8. http://www.allenrussellphoto.com/
  9. http://www.autoalliance.org/
  10. http://www.allianceofvisualartists.com/
  11. http://www.altria.com/
  12. https://www.wewear.org/
  13. http://a2im.org/
  14. http://www.abim.org/
  15. http://www.afm.org/
  16. http://www.amhca.org/
  17. http://www.americanmadealliance.org/
  18. http://www.ascap.com/
  19. http://www.aspp.com/
  20. http://asmp.org/
  21. http://americanwatchassociation.com/
  22. http://www.apronin.com/
  23. http://andrearugg.com/
  24. http://www.adnas.com/
  25. http://www.artholeman.com/
  26. http://www.publishers.org/
  27. http://www.aem.org/
  28. http://www.aimp.org/
  29. http://www.astrazeneca.com/
  30. http://www.testpublishers.org/
  31. http://www.amc.org.au/
  32. http://usa.autodesk.com/
  33. http://www.aftermarket.org/
  34. http://www.btol.com/
  35. http://www.eri.com/
  36. http://www.beachbody.com/
  37. http://www.beamglobal.com/
  38. http://www.blueskystudios.com/
  39. http://global.bose.com/
  40. http://www.brigidcollins.org/
  41. http://brianstevensonphotography.com/
  42. http://www.bmi.com/