I may not know everything there is to know about this mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world but what I do know is that I love my YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and SoundCloud. H.R. 3261 has the power to close these sites and remove posts big media corporations don’t like. I feel like it started off as a nice idea to keep people from stealing copyrighted content but it quickly spun out of control. Now, you can sue someone (namely a competitor) for not “monitoring” their content enough. This could crush ingenuity here in the U.S. Sites like YouTube and Facebook wouldn’t have got past their second round of enhancements before they were shut down. Below is a video, obviously biased but I liked it, describing more about what SOPA could do.
Here are two petitions you can sign if you’re interested:
What do you think of SOPA?