The Cosmetics Industry and SOPA / PIPA

If you spent any time on the web this week, it would have been difficult for you to avoid the news of the impending Internet censorship legislation called SOPA and PIPA. Some major websites went dark and thousands of others modified their websites, facebook pages and twitter feeds in protest. You can read more about the issue here.

SOPA PIPA and Cosmetics

While looking at the list of companies that support this awful legislation, I noticed a number of companies from the cosmetic industry. They include…

3M
Chanel
Coty
Dow Chemical Company
Estee Lauder
Johnson & Johnson
Dolce & Gabbana
L’Oreal USA
Personal Care Products Council
Pfizer
Revlon

I don’t get it. Why would these cosmetic companies support censorship of the Internet? What is the benefit to them?

Chemcial companies like 3M & Dow Chemical? How does online piracy affect them?

The only thing that I can think of is that these companies are worried about pirated copies of their make-up or brands being made available on the Internet.

The PCPC is on the list of supporters!!! What the hell!!? A majority of their member companies don’t even support it. Very troubling PCPC.

Seriously, what are these organizations thinking?

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