What blows my mind is how even the writers/supporters don't even know what it does or how it works!! All it boils down to is that most of the supporters have "stock" in these big giant corps. that are the reason the bill exists. Probably why none of the major news outlets mentioned it much either.
Mel Watts - Ranking member of Intellectual Property sub-commitee:
Oct 27, 2011 Press release
"Solving the problem of online piracy and counterfeiting is a serious challenge which will require ongoing dialogue and consideration of a number of issues. The bill is a good start that will help focus that dialogue and consideration. I encourage all stakeholders to continue to provide their input and advice as we attempt to develop a final product expeditiously."
Dec. 15, 2011 House hearing
"From my perspective as an old country boy; and this is the only way I can understand this complex stuff...we need parallels in the virtual world, uh, to what we have in the real world; and this bill draws the appropriate balance"