As most of you might have read or heard, SOPA is the way some companies want to deal with online piracy. SOPA was created without taking into account big internet/web companies although it is going to change the way the web is “governed” today. Tetrabytes officially, is against SOPA since it is a threat to online freedom of speech by creating blacklists and will have a negative impact on web hosting services. Furthermore, it will lead to weakening of “safe harbor” protections for websites and is a general threat to web-related businesses.
In addition to the above, SOPA is a threat to users uploading content and to open source software. Finally, there is a lack of transparency in enforcement and as it is commonly admitted, much of what will happen under SOPA will occur out of the public eye and without the possibility of holding anyone accountable, for when copyright law is made and enforced privately, it is hard for the public to know the shape that the law takes and harder still to complain about its operation.