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The 2012 Presidential Election is critical for all of us opposed to Internet censorship regimes like SOPA, PIPA, and others currently being pursued in Congress. Whoever occupies the White House in 2013 and beyond will have an important role in the ongoing debate about whether or not the Internet should be regulated.

If you encounter a presidential candidate, ask them where they stand on the Stop Online Piracy Act and report their answer here. Similarly, if you come across a press report about the candidate's stance on SOPA, include a link here. We'll use this information as we compile our 2012 Candidate Scorecard.

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Barack Obama

"Any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small."

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no position

Buddy Roemer

"SOPA is bigger and more intrusive government. I think it's dangerous." - Gov. Buddy Roemer on Twitter, 11/18/11.

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Mitt Romney

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Newt Gingrich

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Rick Santorum

"I'm worried about where this act is going." - Sen Rick Santorum 1/5/2012

"I don't." - Sen Rick Santorum when asked if he has a position on SOPA 1/5/2012

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Ron Paul

"If enacted as currently written, this legislation would cause substantial harm to the innovation and economic growth opportunities created by the Internet." - Letter by Rep. Ron Paul and other members of Congress, 11/15/11.

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