A new acronym burst onto the scene last week: SOPA.
It stands for Stop Online Piracy Act, a controversial piece of legislation that was tabled last week after several prominent Internet sites went dark for a day in protest.
I consider myself to be fairly tech savvy, but that’s all I really know about it. So to help clear things up, we’ve brought in Paul Ten Haken, the founder and president of Click Rain, an online marketing firm in Sioux Falls. He breaks down the act in simple terms and projects what the future holds on this issue.
It’s interesting and important stuff since it goes far beyond blatant Web piracy – SOPA in its first form could have all but shut down Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.