Jan
17
2012

What is SOPA? An Infographic

What is SOPA? An Infographic

What is SOPA? An Infographic

SOPA is Stop Online Piracy Act

Also known as House Bill 3261 or H.R. 3261, SOPA is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011.

According to Wikipedia, if this bill is made into a law, it would expand the ability of U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods.

By the way, Wikipedia will black out tomorrow i.e. 18th Jan, 2012, for 24 hours, to raise awareness about SOPA.

Jimmy wales tweet about Wikipedia blackout

Jimmy wales tweet about Wikipedia blackout

Americancensorship.org has created an infographic to explain SOPA and its effects. We have shared that infographic here for our readers.

What is SOPA? An Infographic to explain SOPA and its effects

What is SOPA? An Infographic to explain SOPA and its effects

To view complete SOPA infographic, check americancensorship.org

Update: Google is showing a black patch covering its logo on the homepage, to show its support for the anti-SOPA campaign.

Google blackout - to support anti-SOPA campaign

Google blackout - to support anti-SOPA campaign

Were you aware of SOPA and its effects?

Do you think it should be stopped from being made into a law? Please raise your voice and show your support to the cause in the comments section.

Sharing the infographic on facebook, twitter and other platforms will also help!

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About the Author:

Himanshu Khanna is the founder of Pixelonomics and a senior designer at Sparklin. If you’d like to connect with him, follow him on Twitter: @SparklinGuy

  • http://twitter.com/arzvi Aromeister

    I have gotten added to two charters and mailed representatives. We need to spread the word so this won’t become a law. But do we take a step back, introspect about the cases against google , facebook and co  here in India?? Time to pitchin ourselves I say.

  • Abhijeet Makhijani

    what is more dangerous? complete lack of censorship or a little too much of it? who decides what’s right and what’s not? so many laws exist and yet so much stuff happens so what’s the big deal about this? Internet today is a great way to communicate and spread awareness/information and yet its a fact that at some level we check the ill effects of internet content. this kinda censorship may not be it but we need some form of it for sure.

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