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GoDaddy backs down from SOPA support due to backlash

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Internet

Domain name registrar GoDaddy on Friday withdrew its support for the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) amidst a backlash from customers who were vehemently against the legislation.

In a statement, GoDaddy CEO Warren Adelman said the company will support SOPA "when and if the Internet community supports it."

A previously published, lengthy defense of SOPA now points to GoDaddy's updated statement, which the company said is intended to "eliminate any confusion."

The move comes after a Reddit user called on those with GoDaddy domains to move them elsewhere by Dec. 29, prompting godaddyboycott.org.

Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh quickly pledged to make the move. "We will move our 1,000 domains off @godaddy unless you drop support of SOPA. We love you guys, but #SOPA-is-cancer to the Free Web," Huh tweeted yesterday.

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Heavy backlash against GoDaddy due to SOPA support

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Internet

Action on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has stalled for the year, but those opposed to it are gearing up to target those in support of the controversial legislation—particularly GoDaddy.

A Reddit user is calling on those with GoDaddy domains to move them elsewhere on Dec. 29; Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh has already pledged to make the move.

"We will move our 1,000 domains off @godaddy unless you drop support of SOPA. We love you guys, but #SOPA-is-cancer to the Free Web," Huh tweeted.

SOPA would expand the ability of the Justice Department to go after sites overseas that specialize in fake goods like counterfeit purses or prescription drugs. According to the bill's sponsor, Rep. Lamar Smith, the Justice Department would have to get a court order against an infringing site, and if granted, could request that the site be blocked. Search engines like Google would then have to remove links to those sites.

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Totally Looks Like

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Design, Internet

Bill Gates/Janet RenoHow often do you see someone on the street that looks like someone else until you take a closer look? And do you agree with Craig Ferguson that Angela Lansbury and Paul McCartney could be twins? Check out Totally Looks Like, a site that compares both human and non- images. Not only do they display the Look-a-Likes, they want you to contribute your faves. After that, check Cheezburger’s other silly stuff, including GraphJam, and Loldogs and cats.

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