SOPA, PIPA, OPEN and ACTA
UPDATE: I've started adding resources on ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement)
On this page I'm going to try and collect some useful resources to help you understand what SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) and OPEN (Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act) are all about.
First...the actual text of the bills:
More Opinions and Information on SOPA
- From the security experts at F-Secure
- TechCrunch: In the Face of Protests, Congressmen Begin To Abandon SOPA Ship
- Wikipedia: SOPA and PIPA - Learn More
- Mashable: SOPA will take us back to the dark ages
- POPVOX: The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)
- EFF: How PIPA and SOPA Violate White House Principles Supporting Free Speech and Innovation
- Wall Street Journal: What is SOPA Anyway?
Who Supports SOPA?
Who Opposes SOPA?
- Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) (Sponsor of OPEN)
- Representative Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
- Musician Peter Gabriel
- The Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Google, Wikipedia, Microsoft, Reddit, Wired and pretty much everybody who knows anything about technology...
Don't forget PIPA
PIPA is the Senate's versions of SOPA. While SOPA has gotten most of the attention, PIPA is really just as big of a problem, if not moreso. Here are some resources on PIPA:
- POPVOX: The Protect IP Act (PIPA)
- Washington Post: 5 ways SOPA/PIPA would impact web start-ups
- Wikipedia: PROTECT IT Act
- Cost Estimate by the CBO (note: PDF). Worth noting this document specifies that PIPA imposes an additional burden on private enterprise.
- CBS News: SOPA, PIPA: What you need to know
- San Diego City Beat: PIPA is the new SOPA
- Demand Progress: Help Defeat PIPA and SOPA - includes a form to petition lawmakers to oppose the bills.
More to come...