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Where the Comic Book Industry Stands on #SOPA and #PIPA

We’ll be keeping a list of publishers, blogs, creators and more and where they stand on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA).  Don’t know what SOPA or PIPA are?  The short is, they’re legislation that threatens how we interact online every day.  We posted a longer explanation as to why this legislation needs to be stopped, we encourage you to read it, spread it around and take action today.

Below will be an ongoing listing of those who stand against and for SOPA and PIPA.  We’ve asked publishers where they stand and have yet to hear back from any.  As we receive responses we’ll post them in full.  Put pressure on them to respond, as consumers we deserve to know where they stand on this legislation.  Also, creators and other blogs have been silent.  Ask them to stand up for free speech and a free internet!

Sign the petition and demand to know where publishers stand!

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Author:Brett Schenker

Brett is a political consultant who resides in Arlington, VA. He grew up in Cleveland, OH and Buffalo, NY and attended the University at Buffalo, majoring in Political Science. Since then Brett has made his mark on politics working in various positions such as a Legislative Staffer for the Erie County Legislature, Special Assistant for Senator John Kerry, as the Database Administrator for Forward Together PAC, Deputy Internet Director for Chris Dodd for President, and Internet/Database Director for Virginians for Brian Moran, and Email Deliverability Czar for Salsa Labs. In 2007 Brett formed 5B Consulting providing his expertise on database solutions, new media and email strategy. He's a long time geek, reading comics since he was a child and learning to spell his name on an Atari 800. When he's not working, he's reading comics, playing video games and relaxing with a nice cup of tea. You can follow him on Twitter @bhschenker


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10 Comments on “Where the Comic Book Industry Stands on #SOPA and #PIPA”

  1. December 30, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    All about SOPA and PIPA.


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    [...] Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) are?  I’ll give you a moment to catch up…  Here’s also where the comic book industry stands.  The below was passed along to me by a friend and was posted by Tom Merritt as to the reality of [...]

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    [...] Publishers and creators have been rather quiet to denounce the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act.  But, the same can’t be said in the video game industry.  While the Entertainment Software Association supports the legislation, many publishers are denouncing the legislation, saying it goes too far.  They realize, you can be against this legislation and still be against piracy. [...]

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    [...] can join Graphic Policy and Thwipster with our joint effort Dear Marvel.  You can see the full list of those for and against here. Advertisement GA_googleAddAttr("AdOpt", "1"); GA_googleAddAttr("Origin", "other"); [...]

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