SOPA is also known as the Stop Online Piracy Act. This bill applies to domestic internet sites. PROTECT IP (PIPA) stands for Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011. This bill applies to foreign internet sites, or basically a site that does not use a domestic domain name. These were brought about because there has been an increasing amount of copyright infringement and piracy on the internet and the government is trying to enforce copyright infringement laws to stop the piracy. These two bills give power to the Attorney General to obtain a court order to take action against a foreign infringing site when the sites are involved in copyright infringement or counterfeit products. Orders would be sent out to remove all links to the foreign site from search engines and U.S. sites. In addition, there could be no more transactions occurring between the site and U.S. customers and customers would be blocked from visiting the site. Sites would have to sensor links to entire domains but this will not be able to completely end piracy. This is because it causes increased restrictions against foreign sites but it does not do anything to stop the actual infringement that is occurring. Even if these bills are passed, I believe that piracy will still exist. A group of people who are part of a culture known as Anonymous had quite the reaction to the proposals to strengthen Intellectual Property laws. They organized attacks on government and business sites by hacking into their sites and destroying their servers. This is an example of how the mentioned bills will not completely stop piracy.