A Look at Lobbying in the Wake of SOPA/PIPA

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[Commentary] Last week, we devoted lots of digital ink highlighting the unprecedented online activism that derailed both the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) in the Senate. This week we look at the flip side of citizen engagement: lobbying. A total of 145 companies and organizations lobbied the House of Representatives for and against SOPA, while 157 groups lobbied for and against its sister bill in the Senate, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.


A Look at Lobbying in the Wake of SOPA/PIPA