Corporations, Companies, and Supporters of SOPA

If this Pastebin document, created by Anonymous members involved in Operation Hiroshima, is to be believed, the following companies lobbied Congress in support of SOPA.

I smell a boycott… and the weird thing about this list is, how are most of these companies affected by online piracy? Especially all these clothing companies…

PetMeds

3M 

ABRO Industries, Inc.

Acushnet Company

Adidas America 

Bose Coporation

Burberry

CBS Corporation

Chanel USA

Coach

Columbia Sportswear

Dolce & Gabbana

Electronic Arts, Inc. (individuals within have voiced opposition?)

Entertainment Software Association

Fender Musical Instrument Company

Ford Motor Company 

Gibson Guitar Corp. 

Harley-Davidson Motor Company 

Johnson & Johnson 

Juicy Couture

kate spade

Lacoste USA

Leatherman Tool Group

Lexmark International 

Liz Claiborne, Inc 

L’Oréal USA  

Major League Baseball

Marmot 

Monster Cable Products, Inc. 

National Basketball Association (NBA)

National Football League (NFL)

NBCUniversal 

Nervous Tattoo Inc., dba Ed Hardy  

New Balance Athletic Shoe   

New Era Cap Co  

NHL Enterprises 

Nike, Inc. 

Nintendo of America Inc. (individuals within have voiced opposition?)

Oakley, Inc. 

Peavey Electronics Corporation  

Petzl America 

Pfizer Inc.

PGA of America

Philip Morris International 

PING

Ralph Lauren Corporation

Red Wing Shoe Company  

Reebok International Ltd. 

Revlon 

Rite Aid 

Rolex Watch USA 

Rosetta Stone Inc.

Shure Incorporated 

Sony Electronics Inc.

Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment 

Spyder Active Sports, Inc  

Taylor Guitars  

The Dow Chemical Company  

The Estee Lauder Companies  

The Timberland Company  

The Walt Disney Company  

Tiffany & Co. 

Time Warner Inc. 

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

Ultimate Fighting Championship  

Viacom 

Wal-Mart 

Warner Music Group  

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Xerox Corporation  

Zippo Manufacturing Company

60 Plus Association

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP)

American Federation of Musicians (AFM)

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)

Americans for Tax Reform

Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States

Association of American Publishers (AAP)

Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies

Association of Talent Agents (ATA)

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Beachbody, LLC

BMG Chrysalis

Capitol Records Nashville

Christian Music Trade Association

Church Music Publishers’ Association

Coalition Against Online Video Piracy (CAOVP)

Comcast/NBCUniversal

Concerned Women for America (CWA)

Congressional Fire Services Institute

Copyright Alliance

Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB)

Council of State Governments

Country Music Association

Country Music Television

Covington & Burling LLP

Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.

Creative America

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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5 Comments on “Corporations, Companies, and Supporters of SOPA”

  1. First time I saw the list I was most confused by all the cosmetics companies. Is there a lot of knockoff eyeliner sold online?

    My birthday present to myself will be cancelling Comcast. They used to have a monopoly over my address, but I found out that RCN is now available…

  2. Jon Mitchell says:

    Good question. I guess they all do online marketing and want to make sure their fake-viral videos and crap like that are protected. They also probably all do product placement in movies and TV. But those are just guesses.

    • Oh, that is a very good set of guesses. I didn’t even think of that…

      I don’t know how they would lose money if the movie their product was placed in, was bootlegged or pirated, as they already paid to be in that movie to begin with…

  3. When TV programs are pirated the commercials are usually cut, hence their commercial does not get as much airtime. I imagine this is an even bigger deal when an entire episode is sponsored by a company.

    Counterfeit goods are a significant problem for large clothing brands. I could imagine that the clothing brands are trading support for any anti-counterfeit regulation is exchange for their support against online piracy. Since they view it as a protection of copyrights, they probably feel like they are in the same boat.

    It is also important to note that many of these companies probably have multi-million dollar deals between them, people on each other’s boards, as well as, in some situations, common parent holding companies.


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