I urge everyone, as an author and a web developer, please openly oppose SOPA and PIPA as they can cause a tremendous amount of damage to the internet from a technological standpoint. Enforcing this would bring chaos to the internet and would bring our government into an un-winnable war against piracy, similar in futility to the drug war, and possibly just as destructive.
I also oppose this bill as a contributor to the artistic community who has written several books and never seen a dime. Big business copyright holders have held the artistic community hostage long enough. Most true artists do not support these kinds of attacks on people who just want to listen to music and watch a few movies without being financially destroyed.