Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Which Georgia congressmen support SOPA, PIPA?

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Googles logo for the day is almost completely blacked out.  Clicking it leads to a fact sheet regarding SOPA and PIPA.
  • Google's logo for the day is almost completely blacked out. Clicking it leads to a fact sheet regarding SOPA and PIPA.

Wondering where Georgia's congressional delegation stands on the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, the controversial legislation aimed at cracking down on copyright infringement that's inspired Google, reddit, and Wikipedia, among others, to black out their sites today in protest?

ProPublica has compiled a handy chart of potential yeas and nays. It includes ways to contact your elected officials to let them know where you stand about the measure, which opponents say could lead to censorship. U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Savannah, a co-sponsor of the legislation, is so far the only politico from Georgia to support the measure. Opponents have ramped up efforts to raise awareness about SOPA even though some outlets have reported the bill was a no-go.

Also worth checking out: The nonprofit news agency's guide to the Protect-IP Act, or PIPA, the Senate's version of the controversial bill. According to ProPublica, Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss both support the measure. A cloture vote on that bill is scheduled to take place next Tuesday.

The Center for Democracy and Technology also has an excellent list of groups and people opposing and support SOPA.

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