Infographic: SOPA And PIPA Issues Explained
We’ve had a lot of discussion about SOPA and PIPA recently, the bills that want to cripple the internet, but there are still plenty of people who aren’t clear on the issues. And although the bills have been shelved for now, similar threats (e.g., ACTA) loom and it’s wise to stay informed of the issues at stake. This infographic lays SOPA’s and PIPA’s legal and technical technical details out pretty clearly.
The graphic from Lumin Consulting covers the main issues and arguments against these bills, including mis-labelling of sites and potential for abuse, based on sources such as Reddit’s technical examination of SOPA and Protect IP. The nice thing about infographics is when they’re done well, they’re easy to scan and read and this one, as Search Engine Journal notes, is something even non-technical people may understand. So if you know someone who is still unclear about these bills, pass it along. Here’s the full image (click to expand and or right-click to save to disk):
A Technical Examination of SOPA and PIPA [Lumin Consulting via Search Engine Journal]