knows me well can tell you that I'm a total Internet junkie. I spend a lot of
my free time online, browsing various sites like Youtube, chatting in forums
with friends and otherwise killing time. As of late, though, one
particular subject seems to have pushed itself into the forefront of internet
denizens everywhere. That is, SOPA, or the Stop Online Piracy Act, a censorship
bill which was proposed by the US House of Representatives on Oct. 26, 2011.
It's created quite a buzz online, and with all the people talking about it and
what it supposedly proposes, it's hard to get one's facts straight. Friends of
mine claim that the government's trying to censor the internet, block access to
certain sites - that SOPA will cripple the World Wide Web as we know it.