The Big List Of SOPA Links

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? […]

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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

Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)

Creative America

Copyright Alliance

Letters and Statements in Support for SOPA (via U.S. House Judiciary Committee Web Site)

Organizations Against SOPA

Center for Democracy & Technology

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Engine Advocacy

Stop American Censorship

An Open Letter to Washington

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

Library Copyright Alliance Writes Letter to House Judiciary Committee Regarding Stop Online Piracy Act

Revisions and OPEN

Reports

Video

  • 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)

Archived Video and Witness List and Prepared Testimony



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Gary Price is a librarian, author, and an online information analyst based in suburban Washington, DC. He is the co-founder and co-editor of INFOdocket and FullTextReports.com and prior to that was founder/editor of ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. He has worked for Blekko, Ask.com, and at Search Engine Watch where he was news editor. In 2001, Price was the co-author (with Chris Sherman) of the best-selling book The Invisible Web.

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