Stop Online Piracy Act introduced in the House

The recently introduced Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is the House version of a bill introduced earlier in the Senate, known then as the Protect IP Act. The legislation would give law enforcement more tools to prevent websites from promoting pirated software, music, movies, TV shows, etc. It has received continual support from the music industry and other groups.

The bill has ignited passions, especially with respect to the lack of due process, and the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the bill on (November 16) should prove to be interesting.