What are SOPA and PIPA?

SOME WEBSITES OBSERVING BLACKOUT ON JANUARY 18 by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 18, 2012) — The Stop Online Piracy Act SOPA) was introduced on October 26, 2011 and “would empower the Justice Department to seek injunctions against foreign websites that traffic in pirated goods or content.”  Sponsored by Sen. Lamar Smith of Texas, HR3261: …would establish […]