SOPA, stands for Stop Online Piracy Act, is the new legislation that has been a big popular topic since November. But we are not here discussing whether it’s good or bad, safe or dangerous. Instead, we are just revealing a couple tips on how to tell whether a website you are visiting supports SOPA or not.
United States House of Representatives has an official list of companies that supports this new bill, over 120 companies listed there.
The Conspiracy Theories website also has a list of major companies that supports SOPA posted on their website, 360 companies listed there.
You can certainly check against these 2 lists.
If you are using Chrome browser, there is an extension called No SOPA that may help you find out who’s supporting SOPA more quickly.
No SOPA verifies the website’s domain against a local list that’s maintained by the extension’s developer. Therefore, the result might not be accurate. For example, it founds Apple is the SOPA supporter but it’s not listed in either the lists mentioned above.
What are you going to do next if you find out the website you are using is the supporter of SOPA? Boycott or whatever? It’s totally up to you.