But what is SOPA and PIPA all about ?

I keep on receiving a lot of mails related to latest news and updates. SOPA is one of the hot topics to read and listen about. My inbox is stuffed with lot of original and forwarded mails on SOPA. I kept deleting them every time until I made a decision to understand what SOPA is all about. I am person who loves infographics - kind of a all-in-one answer to all your queries. Browsing the Internet on a Sunday afternoon found this interesting inforgraphic by BusinessInsuranceQuotes.

Before you start reading about SOPA , here are a few questions you might have on your mind ...

1. Why should I read this article ?
2. What is SOPA ?
3. Who all are involved in SOPA ?
4. Concerns related to SOPA ?
5. What I can do to support or oppose SOPA ?

Well all your questions will be answered in this infographic ...
Before reading let me provide some context. SOPA stands for Stop Online Piracy Act .The full title of the act is  " To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes. -H.R. 3261 "

One of the interesting facts of SOPA , "Under SOPA, you could get 5 years imprisonment for uploading a Michael Jackson song. One year more than the doctor who killed him." Thanks to Prasanta also for providing this information.

With all the context , here's the entire story :

sopa pipa google internet

"End Piracy, Not Liberty" is the voice of Google against SOPA. Read more here

Finally one of the comments I read about SOPA ,
"This will stop privacy not piracy. Most hosted servers will simply relocate outside the juristiction of the US. This bill will only give more power to government to shutdown sites it doesn't like, i.e. WikiLeaks"

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