"Laws around the world are forcing service providers like ISPs to act as judges for what's valid speech on the Internet, using copyright as an excuse to cut off speech and infringe on the privacy rights of users," EFF Activism Director Rainey Reitman said. "For example, in the United States, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) could undermine long-standing legal protections for intermediaries and could potentially 'blacklist' many popular websites–like Etsy, Flickr, and Vimeo. The Global Chokepoints project will help concerned citizens fight dangerous legislation around the world."
New Global Chokepoints Project Tracks Censorship Around the World - November 29, 2011
Law Professors' Letter on SOPA | Electronic Frontier Foundation
SOPA/PIPA 'dead' as OPEN bill rises from ashes
Opponents of SOPA and PIPA say the bills don't give..websites enough due process and could cut off legitimate free speech. .. [But] Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican and SOPA lead sponsor, said.."The OPEN Act makes the Internet even more open to foreign thieves." more at: