Google Will Be Protesting Against SOPA

Google today along with Scribd and WordPress will be joining the protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act.

Google will be linking to Anti-SOPA information on the firm’s US home page.


“Like many businesses, entrepreneurs and web users, we oppose these bills because there are smart, targeted ways to shut down foreign rogue websites without asking American companies to censor the Internet,”

a Google spokesman told Ars.

“So tomorrow we will be joining many other tech companies to highlight this issue on our US home page.”


Google will not be going dark like the English Wikipedia site and Reddit, but plans on having a less dramatic impact plan as they will be linking to Anti-SOPA information on their homepage.


Scribd saying in a statement:

“Visitors to the site will see a popup with a call to action featuring a petition,”



Google, Wikipedia, and Scribd will not be the only one on the opposing side of SOPA, as their are several companies such as:

  • Creators’ Freedom Project
  • Scribd
  • TwitPic
  • OpenSUSE
  • WordPress
  • Engine Advocacy
  • 4chan
  • Boing Boing
  • Creative Commons
  • Daily Kos
  • Disqus
  • Grooveshark
  • Hype Machine
  • Kickstarter
  • MetaFilter
  • O’Reilly Radar
  • Techdirt
  • Torrentfreak
  • Go Daddy
  • NetCoalition
  • Consumer Electronics Association
  • Computer and Communications Industry Association
  • Public Knowledge
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Open Internet Coalition
  • Bloomberg
  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Business Software Alliance
  • Twitter
  • Zynga
  • Facebook
  • AOL
  • Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz
  • Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google
  • Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and Square
  • Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr and Hunch
  • David Filo, co-founder of Yahoo!
  • Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn
  • Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post
  • Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube
  • Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and co-founder of Alexa Internet
  • Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal
  • Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist
  • Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay
  • Biz Stone, co-founder of Obvious and Twitter
  • Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation
  • Evan Williams, co-founder of Blogger and Twitter
  • Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo!
  • Progressive Change Campaign Committee
  • Tumblr
  • Mozilla
  • Union Square Ventures
  • MoveOn
  • Wikimedia Foundation
  • eBay
  • Reddit
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Consumers Union
  • American Library Association
  • Computer & Communications Industry Association
  • Human Rights First
  • Consumer Federation of America
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Microsoft
  • United States Student Association
  • Irregular Times
  • TechNet
  • Information Technology Industry Council
  • Association of Research Libraries
  • Entertainment Consumers Assocation
  • Writers Guild of America, West
  • Reporters Without Borders
  • Freedom House
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • TechAmerica
  • TechFreedom
  • Demand Progress
  • U.S. Public Interest Group
  • Internews
  • New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative
  • Center for Media Justice
  • Center for Rural Strategies
  • Brookings Institute
  • American Society of News Editors
  • Benetech
  • Rackspace
  • OpenDNS
  • Stack Overflow


Here are the Companies Supporting SOPA (H.R.3261):

  • Motion Picture Association of America
  • Independent Film & Television Alliance
  • National Association of Theatre Owners
  • Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.,
  • National Music Publishers’ Association
  • American Federation of Musicians
  • Directors Guild of America
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Screen Actors Guild
  • National Cable & Telecommunications Association
  • Recording Industry Association of America
  • Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies
  • Comcast
  • NBC Universal
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • Concerned Women for America
  • Viacom
  • National Criminal Justice Association
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • Council of State Governments
  • International Trademark Association
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • International Association of Fire Fighters
  • U. S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Americans for Tax Reform
  • Let Freedom Ring
  • Outdoor Industry Association
  • National Electrical Manufacturers Association
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association
  • Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
  • Society of Plastics Industry
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council
  • Software & Information Industry Association
  • Entertainment Software Association
  • American Association of Independent Music
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Merck
  • Specialty Equipment Market Association
  • Universal Music Group Inc.
  • Pfizer
  • Association of American Publishers
  • News Corporation
  • Xerox Corporation
  • Walmart
  • Dow Chemical
  • Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
  • National Confectioners Association
  • Estee Lauder Companies
  • CBS Corporation
  • National Basketball Association
  • Greeting Card Association
  • Advanced Medical Technology Association
  • Beam Global Spirits &Wine
  • Adidas America
  • Acushnet Company
  • ABRO Industries, Inc.
  • 1-800-PetMeds
  • 1-800 Contacts, Inc.
  • Blue Sky Studios, Inc.
  • Bose Corporation
  • Warner Music Group
  • Major League Baseball
  • Burberry
  • Electronic Components Industry Association
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Kekepana International Services
  • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
  • Timberland Company
  • Time Warner
  • Sporting Goods Manufacturer’s Association
  • 3M Company
  • National Retail Federation
  • Retail Industry Leaders Association
  • Viacom
  • Philip Morris International
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • Disney
  • MacMillan
  • Center for Individual Freedom
  • National Governors Association
  • National Football League
  • International Union of Police Associations
  • Graphic Artists Guild
  • International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition
  • United States Tennis Association
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Christian Music Trade Association
  • National Narcotics Officer’s Associations’ Coalition
  • Elsevier
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • United States Conference of Mayors
  • Church Music Publishers Association
  • Major County Sheriffs Association
  • Visa
  • Copyright Alliance
  • American Federation of Television & Radio Artists
  • International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees
  • National Songwriters Association
  • Minor League Baseball
  • Coalition Against Online Video Piracy
  • Letter of Council
  • Capitol Records Nashville
  • Church Music Trade Association
  • American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers
  • Country Music Association
  • Country Music Television
  • EMI Christian Music Group
  • Lost Highway Records
  • Gospel Music Association
  • MCA Records
  • Mercury Nashville
  • Provident Music Group
  • Republic Nashville
  • Showdog Universal
  • UMG Publishing Group
  • Warner Music Nashville
  • Word Entertainment
  • BMG Chrysalis
  • BMI
  • Cengage Learning
  • EMI Music Publishing
  • L’Oreal
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Publishers Worldwide, Inc.
  • Hyperion
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
  • Pearson Education
  • Penguin Group
  • Perseus Books Group
  • Random House
  • Scholastic, Inc.
  • W.W. Norton Company
  • Wolers Kluwer Health
  • True Religion Brand Jeans
  • National Sheriff’s Association
  • COTY, Inc.
  • Major City Chiefs
  • National Troopers Coalition
  • National Center for Victims of Crime
  • National Domestic Preparedness Coalition
  • Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies
  • National Association of Fusion Center Directors
  • National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators
  • National Association of State Chief Information Officers
  • Association of Talent Agents
  • Council of the Better Business Bureau
  • State International Development Organizations
  • Beachbody LLC
  • Tiffany & Company
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