Stop Online Piracy Act facts for kids
The Internet community had major discussion over it, but the bill was not passed. According to experts, the proposed changes to the internet would have worldwide effects.
Some people and businesses support the new law. Others are alarmed by the law. The supporters worry that current copyright laws are not effective in shutting down piracy websites. The opponents worry that it is a kind of censorship. It is hard to tell which side is correct because the language in the law is still being written.
Many critics questioned the value and likely effects of the protests. Some people questioned the timing of the protests.
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EFF home page with the American Censorship Day banner
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