Google is taking another political stance, much the way it did on China last year. And once again tech bloggers are calling for other tech companies to follow Google's example. I for one did not expect Google to stand completely alone against China last year, so I'm curious to see if any other tech companies will back them on this move.
Google receives most of their revenue online, so they have little to gain by the passing of the bill.
Since Microsoft still sells a lot of traditional software, they stand to benefit from powerful anti piracy laws, regardless of the political ramifications (censorship and greater potential abuses of power).
If SOPA does pass, I don't doubt that a new technology will pop up to cater to alienated software pirates, so I personally see it as a temporary solution with potential side-effects, but there's no doubt that it would be a disruptive force in the world of illegal software.
There are several fascinating angles to look at SOPA and Google's tough political stance from, what do you find most interesting?