#SOPA : RIP Internet As We Know It

by Adam Popescu

Within the online community, there’s widespread disdain for SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act. Mainly, that new restrictions would hobble the tech sector, one of America’s few economic bright spots. It seems SOPA’s latest threat, according to CNET is IP-blocking, which means that Internet providers would then monitor and block user access to sites suspected of copyright infringement.

“What a sad display: ignorance of technology ignorance of economics ignorance of the Constitution. #SOPA ” – Journalist Rob Pegoraro tweeted this week.

Below is the Center for Democracy and Technology‘s take. Read it and decide for yourself:

—Adam Popescu