SOPA Supporters: Companies and Groups that Support the Controversial Bill

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The votes on the debt ceiling deal that passed Congress Wednesday will likely have repercussions for the individual senators and representatives.

SOPA is one of the most controversial bills to come before the U.S. Congress in years.

Known as H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act (and its sister bill, the Protect IP Act or PIPA) has come under fire  from internet freedom groups, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), web giants including Google, Facebook and Wikipedia and more.

As such, there has been a major outcry against companies that have come out in support of the bill, so much so that some-including Godaddy.com- have switched from supporting to opposing it.

The House Judiciary Committee recently released a list of the companies that are in favor of SOPA.

The list below is a compilation of the companies the Judiciary Committee says support SOPA:

60 Plus Association

ABC

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP)

American Bankers Association (ABA)

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)

Beachbody, LLC

BMI

BMG Chrysalis

Building and Construction Trades Department

Capitol Records Nashville

CBS

Cengage Learning Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF)

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

Copyhype

Copyright Alliance

Coty, Inc.

Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB)

Council of State Governments

Country Music Association

Country Music Television

Creative America

Deluxe

Directors Guild of America (DGA)

Disney Publishing Worldwide, Inc.

Elsevier

EMI Christian Music Group

EMI Music Publishing

Entertainment Software Association (ESA)

ESPN

Estée Lauder Companies

Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)

Gospel Music Association

Graphic Artists

Guild Hachette Book Group

HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, Inc.

Hyperion

Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA)

International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE)

International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)

International Trademark Association (INTA)

International Union of Police Associations

L'Oreal

Let Freedom Ring

Lost Highway Records

Macmillan

Major County Sheriffs

Major League Baseball

Majority City Chiefs

Marvel Entertainment, LLC

MasterCard Worldwide

MCA Records

McGraw-Hill Education

Mercury Nashville

Minor League Baseball (MiLB)

Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC)

Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)

Moving Picture Technicians

MPA - The Association of Magazine Media

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators

National Association of State Chief Information Officers

National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)

National Center for Victims of Crime

National Crime Justice Association

National District Attorneys Association

National Domestic Preparedness Coalition

National Football League

National Governors Association, Economic Development and Commerce Committee

National Narcotics Offers' Associations' Coalition

National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)

National Songwriters Association

National Troopers Coalition

News Corporation

Pearson Education

Penguin Group (USA), Inc.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

Pfizer, Inc.

Provident Music Group

Random House

Raulet Property Partners

Republic Nashville

Revlon Scholastic, Inc.

Screen Actors Guild (SAG)

Showdog Universal Music

Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Nashville

State International Development Organization (SIDO)

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)

The Perseus Books Groups

The United States Conference of Mayors

Tiffany & Co.

Time Warner

True Religion Brand Jeans

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

UMG Publishing Group Nashville

United States Chamber of Commerce

United States Olympic Committee

United States Tennis Association

Universal Music

Universal Music Publishing Group

Viacom

Visa Inc.

W.W. Norton & Company

Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, L.P.

Warner Music Group

Warner Music Nashville

Wolters Kluewer Health

Word Entertainment

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