Things are getting heated when it comes to the “Stop Online Piracy Act”, aka SOPA. GoDaddy’s stance has been in support of the act, which leaves many online entrepreneurs wondering if there will even be a free web to innovate for in 2012.
One such entrepreneur decided to show GoDaddy just how serious he is about his distaste for act. That man is none other than Ben Huh, founder and CEO of Cheezburger.
— benhuh (@benhuh) December 22, 2011
So. Much. Tech.
Some of the biggest names in tech are coming to TNW Conference in Amsterdam this May.
Huh’s company is best known for its site ICanHasCheezburger, and with over 1,000 domains in its kitty, it would be a huge loss for GoDaddy. Can Huh get the company to change its stance alone? Maybe not, but he has enough street cred in the valley to get others on his side.
GoDaddy is committed to doing everything it can to ensure that the Internet is a safe and trustworthy way to communicate and conduct business. We are grateful that this Committee agrees that it’s time for increased enforcement action because U.S. businesses are hurting, and those of us in the Internet ecosystem are in a unique position to help.
We’ll see about that, GoDaddy.