SOPA and PIPA – what is it and what does it all mean?

The online world is in a spin over new proposed legislation recently introduced in the US to target online copyright pirates. In recent days, prominent online business such as Wikipedia and Google have publicly signalled their objection to these proposals – in the case of Wikipedia by imposing a 24-hour “blackout” on its English language website, and in the case of Google by symbolically placing a black box over its logo when US-based visitors visit its site.

So just what is all the fuss about?  Check out our alert here.

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