Really, what is it that you hate about SOPA? Is it the blocking of trafficking in inherently dangerous goods or services or is it protecting U.S. businesses from foreign and economic espionage.
Or is it that your best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who knows something about DNS that told you it will force YouTube off the internet. I guess it’s pretty serious.
The truth is that bill does have some obtuse language that if twisted around and ran through enough Outrage Enhancement Filters™ could lead you to believe that if you have a link to a Jay-Z MP3 on your blog that it will get taken off the internet and you’ll never be able to get it back.
That needs to be fixed and the House Judiciary Committee is going to have to a hearing in February to mark up the bill (read: re-write it) to clean up some of the language.
This bill is obviously about large scale pirating sites like the pirates bay. The fact companies like Wikipedia, Reddit, Tumblr, OpenDNS and Thinkgeek are standing up for these pirate websites has to have them feeling like they won a huge battle.