FAQ: What SOPA Would Mean To You
By William New, Intellectual Property Watch on 19/01/2012 @ 7:23 pm
A list of answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the much-disputed anti-piracy legislation before the United States Congress has been published by CNET News. It also reported that some 4.5 million people signed the petition on Google during the blackout protest yesterday.
The debate is over a proposed bill in the House of Representatives called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and its Senate counterpart the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Yesterday thousands of websites went “dark” in protest against what opponents say are overly restrictive provisions in the bill (IPW, US Policy, 18 January 2012 ). This led to as many as 10 or more elected officials pulling back their support for the bill, according to reports.
The article on FAQs is here .
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URLs in this post:
 IPW, US Policy, 18 January 2012: http://www.ip-watch.org/2012/01/18/websites-everywhere-dark-in-protest-of-us-anti-piracy-legislation/
 is here: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57329001-281/how-sopa-would-affect-you-faq/?tag=nl.e703
 SOPA Blackout Was Biggest Online Protest In History, Backers Say: http://www.ip-watch.org/2012/01/19/sopa-blackout-was-biggest-online-protest-in-history-backers-say/
 Groups Call On Congress To Step Back From SOPA-Style Legislation: http://www.ip-watch.org/2012/02/07/groups-call-on-congress-to-step-back-from-sopa-style-legislation/
 All Eyes On US Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA): Fate Of Bill Now Unclear: http://www.ip-watch.org/2012/01/17/all-eyes-on-us-stop-online-piracy-act-sopa-fate-of-bill-now-unclear/
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