The Computerworld (US) story, "FAQ: What the SOPA soap opera is all about," which posted to the newswire Friday, incorrectly identified the Stop Online Piracy Act in the first and second paragraphs, which have been corrected and now read, in order:
The recently introduced Stop Online Piracy Act has ignited a firestorm of protest from numerous quarters. Many of those opposed to the bill see in it a cynical attempt by the entertainment industry to impose a sort of Internet censorship regime. Supporters downplay that criticism and say the bill is needed to counter the theft of hundreds of billions of dollars worth of U.S. IP annually. Here's what the big fight is all about.
What is SOPA? SOPA is an acronym for the Stop Online Piracy Act ( H.R. 3261 ). It is a bill designed to make it much harder for rogue offshore sites to sell counterfeit U.S. goods, including fake prescription drugs and copyrighted movies and music. Such sites are believed to be causing tens of billions of dollars in losses annually to U.S. companies.