GOOD has recently pointed out a way that SOPA can affect us that I hadn't previously considered. It has the potential to severely hamper the way we interact with professional and college sports:
Of all the ways technology has changed the sports world, the ability to post and watch game footage online is arguably the biggest. It wasn’t that long ago that you actually had to see a game to see its greatest play. Even after ESPN became “The Worldwide Leader,” missing SportsCenter meant missing the play that everyone would be talking about the next day. Now? You can find at least half a dozen versions of any important play—ranging from shaky FlipCam images of someone’s TV to footage swiped from an illegal streaming website—on YouTube within half an hour. That shift has made sports fandom way more fun, and SOPA’s sponsors want to take it all away.I know I shouldn't be surprised, but ESPN and all four major sports leagues are in support of this legislation. So the people who make the content don't feel they are getting enough revenue and they are willing to restrict your access to it in hopes that they can make more. Take our internet, fine. Take our football! Now you've got our attention!