An infographic from Buzzfeed to understand it in a snap. (via americancensorship.org)

Will it affect us Filipinos? Yes! Facebooker’s, Youtuber’s and Twitterer’s who post infringing content and media will be blocked, banned or worst sanctioned. And not only that there are many many other services that will be affected. I suggest you read on below or Google SOPA.

An excerpt from Wikipedia:

Proponents of the bill say it protects the intellectual property market and corresponding industry, jobs and revenue, and is necessary to bolster enforcement of copyright laws especially against foreign websites.They cite examples such as Google’s $500 million settlement with the Department of Justice for its role in a scheme to target U.S. consumers with ads to buy illegal prescription drugs from Canadian pharmacies. Opponents say that it violates the First Amendment, is Internet censorship, will cripple the Internet,and will threaten whistle-blowing and other free speech.

SOPA on Wikepedia

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.