Wow, GoDaddy finally does the right thing. They’ve just announced that they’re no longer supporting the awful, US anti-internet bill known as SOPA because though ‘fighting’ online piracy is important, GoDaddy feels they “can clearly do better”.
Warren Adelman, GoDaddy’s CEO, explains the company’s reasoning for ditching SOPA:
“Fighting online piracy is of the utmost importance, which is why GoDaddy has been working to help craft revisions to this legislation — but we can clearly do better. It’s very important that all internet stakeholders work together on this. Getting it right is worth the wait. Go Daddy will support it when and if the internet community supports it.”
If a sleazeball company like GoDaddy can ditch SOPA because of pressure from the internet, you bet other companies currently supporting SOPA will cave too.