SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act H.R. 3261) is proposed legislation before the U.S. House of Representatives that would require search engines, advertisers, ISPs and other key internet players to police content and take active moves to take down allegedly infringing content.
Want to know more about why SOPA is a big deal for marketers? Check out our What All Marketers Need To Know About SOPA – The Stop Online Piracy Act.
Meanwhile, here’s a list of links for more information, categorized by topic.
Legislation (Summary and Full Text)
Organizations For SOPA
Organizations Against SOPA
The letter is signed by the founders of Blogger, craigslist, Flickr, Hunch, Google, Huffington Post, Internet Archive, LinkedIn, Netscape, Obvious, Paypal, Twitter, Yahoo, YouTube, and Wikipedia/Wikimedia.
NY Times Op/Ed: Stop the Great Firewall of America
Revisions and OPEN
- Proposed Revision to SOPA: Some Welcome Cuts, But Major Concerns Remain (via Center for Democracy & Technology)
- Rep. Issa, Sen. Wyden unveil competing bill to Judiciary’s Stop Online Piracy Act (via The Hill)
- Statement From Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars, RE: House Judiciary Committee’s Manager’s Amendment to the Stop Online Piracy Act
- SOPA revolvers: Sixteen former Judiciary staffers lobby on online copyright issues (via Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group)
- Media and Entertainment Companies Add Support to Proposed Antipiracy Legislation (via NY Times) ||| NOTE: Copy of the letter/advertisement mentioned in the NY Times Article (via Creative America)
- Video of Anti-SOPA Press Conference and Panel Discussion Organized by Public Knowledge, Demand Progress, Computer and Communications Industry Association, Americans for Job Security, Don’t Censor the Net and the CEA. (Recorded on November 15, 2011)
+ Video: Comments by Rep. Daryl Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) + Video: Panel Discussion, Part 1 + Video: Panel Discussion, Part 2 + Video: Panel Discussion, Part 3 + Video: Panel Discussion, Part 4
SOPA Hearing Before U.S. House Judiciary Committee (November 16, 2011)
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