What Is The Stop Online Piracy Act? | NBC Bay Area

#sopa #pipa #piracy #law According to Mike Anderson 2011, “You may have heard the term “SOPA” getting thrown around these last few days. But what exactly does it mean?

The future of the Internet is at a crossroads because of SOPA and Protect IP, two controversial bills on their way through congress that may affect you. Major tech companies in Silicon Valley have come out strongly against SOPA. Gizmodo even called it a “digital Patriot Act.” But Hollywood says the bill is essential in the battle against online piracy.

CNET’s Declan McCullagh broke it down. Here is the key information for a quick refresher:…” Read more >