Earlier this week we told about you SOPA and the Protect IP Act, along with how they could have a negative impact on how we freely use the Internet today. Today a few bombshell news was made around the Internet when a report was released with the list of companies that supports SOPA. There were a few expected companies but the “Internet” hit the fan when Go Daddy was on the list causing another massive PR nightmare for the domain registrar. Now there’s talk of boycotting Go Daddy, a Move Your Domain Day planned and step by step plan blog post on how to do so.
Already the Cheezburger network tweeted they’re planning to remove their 1000 domains off of Go Daddy. Namecheep.com a leading Go Daddy alternative has stated they’re anti-SOPA and welcoming Go Daddy switchers. Taking it even more personal Paul Graham, Partner at Y Combinator stated that any SOPA Supporting Companies are no longer allowed at YC Demo Day, wow!
It will be interesting to see if other SOPA supported companies will received the same treatment or the Interent is just taking it out on Go Daddy the hardest because they’re…. an Internet company. Regardless, here’s a list of the other companies that support SOPA.
For more information about SOPA and how you can get involved see the following sites:
OFFICIAL White House petition to veto the #SOPA bill
SOPA on Quora
wikipedia Stop Online Piracy Act
reddit, we need your help raising awareness about SOPA in the mainstream and local media.
What are your thoughts on SOPA?Category: Law | Tags: Go Daddy, godaddy, Internet Law, protect IP, sopa