17 Jan '12, 6am

S’pore startup donating money to defend digital rights amidst #SOPA controversy

S’pore startup donating money to defend digital rights amidst SOPA controversy January 17, 2012 by Terence LEE Zopim , a Singapore-based startup that integrates non-intrusive instant messaging functionality into websites (see interview ), has joined the fight against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) — a controversial proposed bill in the US that aims to curb online piracy but runs the risk of destroying Internet innovation. According to their blog post , Zopim will protest against SOPA by “offering new and existing customers a 40% discount code and donating 10% of all such proceeds to the Electronic Frontier Foundation “, a donor-funded nonprofit dedicated to defending freedom of speech in the Internet space. This is in addition to their recent move of ditching domain name registrar Go Daddy for rival NameCheap. GoDaddy was a proponent of SOPA, but soon reversed their sta...

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