Here’s the actual text of the thing. (No, I have not read it yet.)
As with all Federal legislation intent should be considered irrelevant. Potential is what matters. And if you google SOPA you’ll find plenty of it, and most of the remarks are not favorable to the legislation. A few observations from Wired, TechCrunch, Hot Air, Politico, and the Washington Post, which frames the bill nicely…
SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, is a bill that, in the name of preventing online piracy of copyrighted work, creates a horrifyingly large censorship authority for the Internet.
And there you have it.
So who wins this one? Big media and Big Government, or everyone else?