Surprise, surprise — America is meddling in international affairs, again. The United State’s newest pet piracy project, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), is looking to bring the uber-American vigilante-style anti-piracy justice beyond its borders. This newest act in a long string of anti-piracy measures will allow the U.S Department of Justice to force an all-out boycott of websites hosting pirated content, regardless of their international locations.
As enforcement SOPA will require:
- ISPs to suspend access to their users for offending websites and
- require payment and ad networks (like Google AdWords, VISA and PayPal) to suspend services to offenders.
The new law would also force US-based search engines to remove the offending websites from search results.