SOPA Backpedaling Has InfoSec Boffins Breathing Easier


As far as SOPA’s critics are concerned, “if something works, break it” seemed to be the motto of the U.S. Congress last week as it rushed to pass a controversial bill that security experts maintained could throw a bomb into the gearbox of the Internet. The Stop Online Piracy Act, filed in the U.S. House of Representatives, and its Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act, propose Internet Service Providers be called on to block the DNS addresses of websites suspected of violating the rights of copyright holders.
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