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The Companies Who Support Censoring the Internet.

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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 08:51 AM
These Companies want to censor the internet.

The following companies have sent a letter in support of COICA.

* Nike - Beaverton, OR * Achushnet - Fairhaven, MA * Curb Music Publishing - Nashville, TN * NBC Universal - New York, NY * Viacom - New York, NY * Callaway - Carlsbad, CA * Cleveland Golf - Huntington Beach, CA * Rosetta Stone - Arlington, VA * Activision - Santa Monica, CA * Adidas Group - Portland, OR * Xerox - Norwalk, CT * Hastings Entertainment, Inc. - Amarillo, TX * Fortune Brands - Deerfield, IL * Coty Inc. - New York, NY * EDGE Entertainment Distribution - Streetsboro, OH * Oakley, Inc. - Foothill Ranch, CA * PING - Phoenix, AZ * Louis Vuitton - New York, NY * D'Addario and Company - Farmingdale, NY * Monster Cable Products, Inc. - Brisbane, CA * Tiffany and Co. - New York, NY * Farouk Systems, Inc. - Houston, TX * Beam Global - Deerfield, IL * Chanel USA - New York, NY * True Religion Apparel, Inc. - Vernon, CA * Concord Music Group - Beverly Hills, CA * Village Roadshow Pictures - Beverly Hills, CA * National Basketball Association - New York, NY * National Football League - New York, NY * The Collegiate Licensing Company/IMG College - Atlanta, GA * Anderson Merchandisers - Amarillo, TX * Trans World Entertainment Corporation - Albany, NY * Timberland - Stratham, NH * Major League Baseball - New York, NY * Lightening Entertainment/Mainline Releasing - Santa Monica, CA * Sierra Pictures - Beverly Hills, CA * Voltage Pictures LLC - Los Angeles, CA * Worldwide Film Entertainment LLC - Westchester, CA * Nu Image, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA * Burberry Limited - New York, NY * Big Machine Records - Nashville, TN * The Little Film Company - Studio City, CA * Columbia Sportswear Company - Portland, OR

A vote for COICA is a vote for internet censorship, and the end of the internet as we know it. It opens the door for unchecked abuse by unelected bureaucrats and big corporations over small, independent providers of goods and services.

Given the fundamental due process values of our nation [...], Congress must carefully consider whether it wishes to authorize Justice Department officials to blacklist websites in a manner subject to little process and limited judicial review. Without judicial oversight, these blacklists could reach the websites of political candidates and advocacy groups. Numerous political campaigns have received copyright cease-and-desist letters or infringement notices, including candidates very recently in this cycle from both parties.

This bill is opposed by some powerful people, but the Senate has ignored them. The list is too long and exhaustive, and this is just the group that sent ONE letter in opposition!

The best we may be able to do, is make note of those that want to censor the internet, and potentially US.

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 08:56 AM
The Moderate Voice

is not too fond of this bill either, and more information can be found at the above linked website.

For me at least, no more NBA, NFL, or major league baseball among other things. It is all about protecting their turf and their advertising revenues over our freedoms.

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 09:08 AM
I did not know cities were companies?? Wtf Huntington Beach?! I'll never surf at your shores again!

Luckily there are still around 230 mil Americans and 10,000 companies that haven't signed on to this nonsense. Oh right that doesn't matter.

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 09:22 AM
Can someone help me comprehend how they are censoring the internet? Are you saying I won't be able watch HD gay porn? Just trying to see if this will affect me.

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 09:55 AM
reply to post by goochball

No you can still watch, you will just have to have a government license to watch gay porn in high quality HD.
Sucks I know.

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 10:45 AM
This bill will allow the government to control what you and I have access to on the internet, and this includes information. Keep in mind that the laws are often written in a way that is designed to look harmless, but opens a big wide door for abuse.
There is a reason why so many professionals in internet tech and other related fields (some linked above) are against this, and all of us should be too.

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 03:30 PM
I see a lot of clothing/jewelry companies and entertainment/tv/cable companies....okay...i get the entertainment industry (BELIEVE me I GET IT

However, what's up with the apparel companies? Are they really threatened by the dude selling fake Tiffany & Co.?

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 03:32 PM
When this happens you can be guaranteed people will cancel their internet subscriptions and find something else to do like perhaps go outside and breath some fresh air .

Then again your right they will make it seem like its harmless but will abuse their powers , i already am planning to quit internet but then again its very hard too .

All these companies and corporations can kiss my hairy ass ( yes i know gross ) ..

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 03:59 PM

Originally posted by asperetty
I did not know cities were companies?? Wtf Huntington Beach?! I'll never surf at your shores again!

Luckily there are still around 230 mil Americans and 10,000 companies that haven't signed on to this nonsense. Oh right that doesn't matter.

If you look at the list again you may notice they list a company before each city, almost as if they're associated...

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:54 PM
ugh 2 companys in my city of portland and one next to me what is this O.o

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:28 PM
Yeah I noticed that too...I am from Portland as well...but hey the companies are not the people...those are just headquarters.

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:33 PM
There are probably tons more not on this list. HBO (unless it's on there by another name) is one that comes to mind that the internet drives totally insane. Good to know who these companies are. Some are no doubt on this list from a purely marketing/revenue aspect and are not thinking through the ramifications and are probably not viewing this as "censoring the internet" at all. That's an extrapolation.. Thanks for posting this.

edit on 1/20/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:47 PM
reply to post by ~Lucidity

Yes, there are more big corporations and plenty of federal bureaucrats that would like nothing more than to be able to "feed" whatever content they want to us. The ones I linked are party to ONE letter. There are undoubtedly others.
We cannot be complacent about those things that are precious to us, or we will watch them die like a bad relationship that just needed a little love.
And attention.

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