O.K. that is fair enough. You don't want other people stealing your stuff and making money off of it.
However,what may end up happening is owners of some website may be forced to shut down their site if they can not control the content that is being created.
So site like this and many others such as YOUTUBE.COM, WORDPRESS.COM, AND WIKI.ORG may have the potential to shut down because of copyright laws.
"Other websites, including Google, are expressing solidarity with the protests by featuring anti-SOPA content on home pages"-huffington post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/18/sopa-blackout-internet-censorship_n_1211905.html
SOPA also known as H.R.3261 is a bill to stop the current copyright law into taking affect. The "online privacy act" will be voted on in the Senate at the end of January.
But wait a minute...Don't we already have a "online privacy act" ?
Yes! It is the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998
This bill is not about copyrights laws.
Why should I care?
Any link to an infringing site could put your free blog, free movie site and others free sites like TWITTER.COM & FACEBOOK.COM in jeopardy of being forced offline.
How can I help?
You can call, write, or e-mail your house Representative and Senators to let them know how you feel. The link below will show you how to contact your Representative.
This link will show you how to contact your Senator.
It is clearly a way to force only certain information onto the American People.