Confused about the Stop Online Piracy Act, what it means and why people are upset? You’re not alone. It’s legislation intended to fight online piracy, but the ambiguity of the wording is what has upset so many. The uproar is as much about what is implicitly stated as it is about what it implies or makes possible.
I’ve compiled a list of helpful links and videos below to guide you through the madness. Feel free to recommend your own in the comments!
Why SOPA is Dangerous
Mashable – by Chris Heald
Stop Online Piracy Act
What is SOPA?
Gizmodo – by Brian Barrett
SOPA Explained: What it is and Why it Matters
CNN Money – by Julianne Pepitone
What You Need to Know About SOPA in 2012
ReadWriteWeb – by Dan Rowinski
SOPA and PIPA: Just the Facts
PC World – by Jared Newman
What Is SOPA?
Politico – by Mike Zapler and Kim Hart
Explainer: Understanding SOPA
SOPA Strike – Largest Online Protest in History
Stop American Censorship – A Campaign from Fight for the Future