Is SOPA the end of the internet…?

If you use the interent any time during the day you may have seen the term SOPA pop up in news sites, social sites and blogs.

But what is it all about? This is the best explanation I’ve seen so far.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/31100268]

To say that SOPA could be the end of the internet is stretching the ideas of rational thinking, but it will be, if it passes the US House of Reps and Senate, and isn’t vetoed by President Obama, the end of the internet as we know it today. Facebook, YouTube and Wikipedia could all be nothing but a memory or nothing like they are right now.

We all take the net for granted but it’s important to remember that the controlling organisation, ICANN, is overseen by the US Dept of Commerce and was created by US Dept of Defence’s Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), also the guys who first invested in Facebook, but that’s another story.