If you take time to think about it, the Internet is truly the only part of the American economy that's doing well right now. I don't believe there's any irony that it's also the one part of the American economy that the government hasn't started to get their fingers in. Last month, there was important legislation voted on and drafted that looked to change it… drastically.
Under the guise that we needed more copyright legislation online, the PROTECT IP Act was developed in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House. Both are a threatening sequel to last year's COICA Internet censorship bill. Like its predecessor, this legislation invites Internet security risks, threatens online speech, and hampers Internet innovation.
Learn more about SOPA from this Infographic, it can have a profound impact on business and innovation on the Internet. And most of all – take action and let your representatives know that you'll not put up with it: