SOPA: A Newly Introduced Bill With Huge Impact on Internet
Will the Internet, as many of us know and love it, be forced to change its ways? It very well may be.
A bill introduced in the House last week, entitled the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), would allow copyright holders to order ISPs to shut down any website that “engages in, enables, or facilitates” the infringement of copyrighted works. SOPA intends to “stop the flow of revenue” to copyright-infringing websites which, consequently, would rid the Internet of such sites.
A hearing on the bill has been scheduled for November 16.