Wondering what all the fuss is about?
Here’s a great read:
Wikipedia -> Stop Online Piracy Act
Who supports SOPA?
Domino Project’s SOPA Supporter List
What sort of organizations are opposed to SOPA?. It was such a bad move that Wikipedia was publicly contemplating a blackout of the service just to make it clear how bad the bill is!
There’s also a few very active/current discussions over on Reddit in the r/technology section that give a good ‘nerds eye view’ of the bill reading.
If I had to personally sum everything up into a TL;DR I would have to go with:
“Artist and labour groups who don’t have a nerdy understanding of how the internet works and how to approach piracy are joining with other anti-piracy groups to fast-track an ill-considered and potentially dangerous bill.
While most folks don’t understand the internet enough to argue the bill as experts the general reaction today has been “we are rushing something we don’t understand and we can’t proceed”.
With any luck that’ exactly how bill H.R.3261 will end, some potential, but not ready. *fingers crossed*