I really feel that this huge push to stop piracy originally came from the private sector. Huge Hollywood companies lose millions every year on their movies and music. We have to face it: Money talks. Lobbyists from large companies have gotten their points across and are getting their way. Unfortunately, censorship has come into the spotlight out of all this anti-piracy mess. PROTECT IP and SOPA further complicate the matter with their legal actions. Like what most research says, this legislation will not accomplish much against pirating. What will come out of this is the abuse of legal action against ANY website in America. For simply having a link that a guest may have posted on your page, the Attorney General will summon you to immediately remove the link. If the offense happens again, your site can be seized. I understand where the government is coming from here, they want to protect the rights of those who rightfully own something, but PROTECT IP and SOPA are not going to quite make this a reality. All foreign sites still can have all the pirated information they want, it will just be inaccessible from the U.S. More concrete definitions of foreign and domestic sites is needed and regulations for the abuse of the laws are needed. Without further modification to the current bills in congress, I think the internet stands a lot to lose. And it is not just the internet, it is the people, the entire United States that will suffer. This will obstruct the production of new websites and business because serious legal counsel will be needed for anyone that operates a website because the Attorney General has the right to seize or censor their site at any time. I do not see this solving anything against piracy in the world today.