Despite the fact that SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) legislation has not come into force, it is still under debate. The main aim of this bill is rather clear. However the means turned out to be the reason for serious doubts regarding the effectiveness of this law. Here we are going to have a closer look at it. It will help to decide whether it could harm the howl online network of the United States.
The main idea is the fact that SOPA is able to react on internet as well as its backdoors and thorny copyright issues. At the same time this bill has also come into violation with already existing Digital Millennium Copyright Act. This bill was established in 1998 and it has determined future development of internet industry. Those who support Stop Online Piracy act are still sure, that this bill is mainly aimed on protecting corporations and citizens of the United States from all kinds of rouge websites from other countries. At the same time their opponents say that this law is nothing more but a wholesale total censorship with a small piece of regulation. In other words it will be able to regulate foreign users’ behavior.
Needless to say that internet piracy has turned out to be a great problem for the whole world. We need permanent solution to this problem. However SOPA has a number of points that will certainly affect not only internet industry and websites, but also retail and entertainment industries. Moreover this bill could lead to creation of online monopolies. This is due to the fact that according to legislation this bill will be able to delete websites or any kind of information that they contain. This act was mostly aimed on affecting payment resources in addition to advertising networks. The only thing that is clear for now. SOPA can have a great effect on further internet development. Meanwhile it has no place for current situation in this field.