I just answered this question, from another curious and concerned hubber, I actually created an entire hub on it, here's the hub below.
Hopefully the people of the web world, with their uniting powers can put a stop to the Protect IP Act & agenda.
Many of us on the web are truly harmless, and why is it now that they're all of a sudden deciding to do this, what about back when we were all getting ripped off from major cooperation's, and falsely advertised antivirus companies, scam campaigns lead by so-called official businesses many people intrusted in, all the adware mess, keyloggers for false advertisers, trojans, worms,and the likes. Also because it benefited big businesses like Microsoft, & all the AntiVirus companies like Semantec.
We were never protected by the US Government in that respect, but I guess it was OK for us all to lose way back before Mozilla firefox, came to the rescue.
This doesn't make any sense, its all backwards and I sense the government only cares to protect big business, not that of the people, when it comes to issues of technology, and the web as a whole.