- Internet Start-up Venture Capitalists
- Eric Shmidt
- Facebook, Google, eBay, AOL, LinkedIn, Mozilla, Twitter, Yahoo!, Zynga...
- Pretty much the entire tech industry
I'm surprised there's not been much of a big deal made on this forum, unless I've missed it. It really is lobbyists from the entertainment industry on one side, and lobbyists from the tech industry on the other.
I know which camp I'm in. The bill would a.) not eliminate piracy and b.) strangle budding businesses with its horrifically badly thought-through legalese. I think the best quote comes from the Venture Capitalist guy I linked to above:
"These bills were written by the content industry without any input from the technology industry. And they are trying to fast track them through congress and into law without any negotiation with the technology industry."
Seeing as I've abandoned all pretensions of non-bias, there's an anti-SOPA website there, too. Seriously, the MPAA & RIAA can go fuck itself and lament on its failing business practices and outdated conservative business models, as its monopolised stranglehold over the media-paying public is swiftly losing its grip.