Time Warner Cable: Stop Supporting SOPA
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[Censored] Time Warner Cable and other SOPA supporters
Ray Kerins
Pfizer
Scholastic Inc.
Tiffany & Co.
MasterCard WorldWide
Marvel Entertainment LLC
McGraw-Hill Education
John Hall
American Bankers Association (ABA)
Sarah Grano
American Bankers Association (ABA)
60 Plus Association
Andi Sporkin
Association of American Publishers
Judith Platt
Association of American Publishers
Bob McConnell
Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies
BMG Chrysalis US
Michael Cunningham
Building and Construction Trades Department
Kenneth Edwards
Building and Construction Trades Department
Cengage Learning
Copyright Alliance
Center for Individual Freedom
Council of State Governments
Country Music Association
Country Music Association
Haydn Adams
Graphic Artists Guild
Chuck Schultz
Graphic Artists Guild
Hachette Book Group
International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, Inc.
international trademark association
International Union of Police Associations
Let Freedom Ring
Darrel Stephens
Majority City Chiefs
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
Time Warner
National Narcotics Officers’ Associations’ Coalition
National Troopers Coalition
Jennifer Wall
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Matt Bennett
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Pearson Education
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Karl Uhlendorf
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

Time Warner Cable: Stop Supporting SOPA

    1. Jeremy Purcell
    2. Petition by

      Jeremy Purcell

      Austin, TX

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), also known as H.R. 3261, is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011, by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) and a bipartisan group of 12 initial co-sponsors. The bill expands the ability of U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods.[2] Now before the House Judiciary Committee, it builds on the similar PRO-IP Act of 2008 and the corresponding Senate bill, the PROTECT IP Act. 


The originally proposed bill would 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. Depending on who requests the court orders, the actions could include barring online advertising networks and payment facilitators such as PayPal from doing business with the allegedly infringing website, barring search engines from linking to such sites, and requiring Internet service providers to block access to such sites. The bill would make unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content a crime[from the 'US websites'? to US users? clarification needed], with a maximum penalty of five years in prison for 10 pieces of music or movies within six months[for uploaders, downloaders, or hosts? clarification needed]. The bill also gives 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.

Complete List of Supporting companies:

http://judiciary.house.gov/issues/Rogue%20Websites/List%20of%20SOPA%20Supporters.pdf

This is clear censorship and practically throws out our first amendment rights. Although I feel there needs to be parameters for online content, there is clearly a better way to handle this.

Common vistied websites such as Craigslist, YouTube and Reddit could be shutdown easily. 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. SOPA Outrage is Breaking the Senate's Websites

      Jeremy Purcell
      Petition Organizer

      Keep up all the hard work! We are being heard as more and more people jump on board. We will not sleep until this bill is completely demolished. Cheers for taking a stand in protecting our First Amendment Right.

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. Google Jumps on Board

      Jeremy Purcell
      Petition Organizer

      Google jumps on board in supporting our cause. They have updated their banner to reflect a censored google logo. Awesome job everyone! Lets keep up the momentum!!!

    4. Reached 100 signatures
    5. Wikipedia Joins in the Rally Against SOPA

      Jeremy Purcell
      Petition Organizer

      Wikipedia will join our cause and have a 24 hour blackout on 1-18-12. During this time users will be redirected to a specialized page explaining the dangers if this bill is passed into law. I really appreciate everyones support. Please pass this along.

    6. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      There have been many articles by rightful critics of SOPA and PIPA detailing how it would result in a real government takeover of the Internet. Also the fact that in the last year the movie studios made over $3 billion much of it from sources they once claimed would bankrupt their business shows just how wrong the MPAA and the RIAA have been about new technologies threatening their businesses, the need for DRM and to crack down on said technologies whether its pay-per-view TV, Video On Demand etc, the radio etc. The latest being the Internet. The fact that the Justice Department was able to shutdown MegaUpload without these bills further negates the need for them. Piracy can be stopped by cutting off ad funding for pirate sites not making search engines, social networks censor the web.

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    • Keirsten Grant TRONTO, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      While I understand that priacy is a issue that needs to be resvoled SOPA/ PIPA is not the anwser due to there overly vagaue termoligoy will cause more harm than good.

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    • Cody Roesler SIOUX FALLS, SD
      • over 2 years ago

      SOPA will turn our beloved country into a capitalist dictatorship and we do not need this. America has been perfectly fine without SOPA. if SOPA is enacted than the American way of life that is the right of all citizens will cease to exist.

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      • over 2 years ago

      Because we have to stand up to the government and let them know that they do not have the power. Its us who have the power by voting and signing petitions to let them know what we want, and that this country "is" lead by the people. We cant let them take our freedom!!!!

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    • E B MANASSAS, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      Bipartisanship doesn't necessarily result in good bills so if the bills are bad, then they shouldn't be passed. Bipartisanship is not a good enough reason to pass bills. There are many laws against piracy so the Stop Online Piracy Act must not become law.

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