Many people nowadays are curious about SOPA, what it is and how to fight it. Wikipedia shut down, of course only for a while and only partially, but many people noticed their protest. I won’t explain what it is in details, I think all could be said in 1 phrase. The bill, if made law, would expand the ability of U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods.
I’m not involved in any protests, but I think that all attempts to fight piracy may violate basic freedom principles. Moreover I share the idea is that USA is some kind of evil empire. I’m not afraid of evil and neither I want to promote anti-Americanism nor join the voice of liberal freedom fighters. I share the thought that soon America will lose it’s superpower and in future we’ll face huge cataclysms and catastrophes.
It’s hard to predict how the situation goes, but as one of my Russian friends told: SOPA is the sign of ZHOPA. (“zhopa” is “ass” in Russian). To finish this post I remembered one novel I used to read. The Turner Diaries by Andrew Macdonald. It’s a prediction of US future and how the society will go deeply in the conflicts and wars. I think you can easily find it as a free e-book, but to show respect to copyright I’m giving a link to amazon on the top )