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  1. Google Spent $14.3 Million on U.S. Lobbying in 2012

    Google spent some of its lobbying funds this year on the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA). Google spent more on U.S.lobbying efforts than any other technology firm in America, according to statistics from the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP).

  2. SEMPO Appeals to FTC for Updated Search Engine Disclosure Guidelines

    We also compiled and submitted thoughtful and informative communications to the Senate and the House of Representatives concerning the proposed SOPA/PIPA legislation, and we mobilized others to do the same.

  3. Google, Facebook & Amazon Quietly Forming Tech Lobbying Group?

    Google and other Internet companies oppose and stop the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Google blacked out its home page warned that SOPA would slow Internet innovation. Technology giants – and often competitors – Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay...

  4. Google’s Human Trafficking Ad Policy Questioned

    Blackburn was the co-sponsor of SOPA, and one of its biggest online supporters. Is this perhaps a way of getting back at Google’s role in helping to stop SOPA, or is this a legit attempt to prevent online human trafficking?

  5. RIAA President: Google ‘Misused Its Power’ by Protesting SOPA

    It seems RIAA President Cary Sherman is still steamed that Google was able to derail the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) by encouraging more than 7 million people to sign petitions opposing the legislation.

  6. Google Won't Pause New Privacy Policy - Should They Have To?

    The problem we seem to see over and over with privacy and other Internet-related concerns (which we also witnessed throughout the SOPA protest) is that it takes the scrutiny and evaluation of proposed legislation or policy by the public themselves...

  7. Obama’s Google+ Hangout: Google Angers Potheads, President Won’t Dance a Jig

    Mozart created the popular anti-SOPA videothat took big media to task over their participation in the distribution of piracy software over the last decade. Obama also answered questions submitted by YouTube users and, though most of the questions...

  8. SOPA, PIPA On Hold, But a New Threat on Horizon

    Late last week, announcements came down putting both PIPA and SOPA on hold. Chamber of Commerce in a January 1, 2012, New York Times article; figures that have been drilled into the American conscious by Senators, Congressmen and SOPA supporters...

  9. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    SOPA is proving to be more resilient than many had hoped, with Rep. First, SOPA would reduce freedom of expression and undermine the dynamic, innovative global Internet. While many cheered, “SOPA is dead!

  10. Google to Protest SOPA on Home Page Tomorrow

    But tomorrow, millions of people visiting Google’s home page will be greeted with a link demonstrating the company’s opposition to controversial anti-piracy bill SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act. Wikipedia and hundreds of websites (including Reddit...

  11. Search Industry Call to Arms: SOPA, Keyword Not Provided and Lying SEOs

    WordPress urged their 60 million users to visit Stop American Censorship and take action against SOPA 41 senators are needed to block the vote. Koozai’s Online Marketing Manager has put together a wish list of items he wants the community to take...