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What is SOPA / Protect IP Act and How It Could Change the Internet [infographic]

The news about SOPA has been buzzing around the internet for some time now and we want to educate our readers how SOPA could change the internet.

What does SOPA stand for? SOPA is short for “Stop Online Piracy Act”.

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), also known as H.R.3261, is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011, by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) and a bipartisan group of 12 initial co-sponsors. The bill expands the ability of U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods.[2] Now before the House Judiciary Committee, it builds on the similar PRO-IP Act of 2008 and the corresponding Senate bill, the Protect IP Act.

via wikipedia

What is the Online Protect IP Act?

The Protect IP Act is a bill that was introduced to the United State House of Representatives that gives the U. S. Government and copyright holders the authority to seek court orders against websites that traffic in infringing, pirated and counterfeit intellectual property

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Video How PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet

infographic – Behind SOPA: What it means for Business and Innovation


infographic – How does SOPA work?

For more information about SOPA and how you can get involved see the following sites:
OFFICIAL White House petition to veto the #SOPA bill
fightforthefuture.org
Americancensorship.org
SOPA on Quora
wikipedia Stop Online Piracy Act
reddit, we need your help raising awareness about SOPA in the mainstream and local media.

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