posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 06:45 PM
I certainly don't know everything SOPA entails but I wasn't under the impression it is an attack on freedom of speech. You would be able to continue
to say anything you want, as long as it isn't copyrighted material. This would mean essentially forcing ISP's to disable DNS service for a website
that possibly hosts copyrighted material (youtube, reddit, for example). You'd still be able to access the website if you knew the site's IP address
but since many wont, the traffic of said site would dwindle to near nothing, very quickly.
There's probably a lot more to it as well, as I'm sure the act is pretty lengthy. This is just the impressions I've got from SOPA after various
skimming of articles.
*EDIT* Oh and also to answer the question, SOPA would definitely make the web a boring, commercialized format of advertising. It may actually be
lucrative to some business or artists but that too is debatable. Piracy has been shown to increase sales in the past on many occasions.
With SOPA, you're probably going to want to have your debit / credit card out on hand whenever you browse the internet.
edit on 18-1-2012 by
Artanis667 because: conclusive thoughts