Some of you may have been hearing about SOPA recently, it’s been a pretty heatedly discussed topic of late. For those who haven’t heard of it before, SOPA stands for the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill that’s currently being debated by congress. The basic idea of the bill is to give the government the power to shut down sites that support making copyrighted works available illegally. Many people seem to be concerned that the wording of the bill goes too far, and that it could put many popular Internet services at risk.
Now, I don’t know many folks that use the Internet quite as much as teens, so naturally I thought this might be of interest to you all. I’ve included a few links to popular tech sites and their views on the bill, as well as a link to the bill itself. We’d love to hear your take on all of this in our comments.
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