SOPA, SOPA, SOPA!

The Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, is getting a lot of buzz. The controversial bill could give companies the right to shut down Web sites accused of infringing copyright, though opponent say the bill amounts to censorship. A list of companies supporting the bill has been released by the US House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee, and it includes pharmaceutical companies and scientific publishers, among others.

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