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What Is SOPA And How Could It Affect You

If you’ve visited Google this morning you may have seen their blacked out logo, the above photo is a screenshot of the homepage. You might have also heard that Wikipedia has gone “black” for the next 24 hours. Just do a search for anything on Wikipedia and you’ll see what they’ve done. So what’s all the hullabaloo? These websites are protesting legislation that is currently being considered in the U.S. Congress called SOPA and PIPA. SOPA or the Stop Online Piracy Act and it’s sister legislation PIPA or Protect IP (Intellectual Property) Act are being introduced by Congress to combat piracy online. Seems like a pretty noble cause right? Well, a closer look at the legislation might give you pause. Continue Reading

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