SOPA, or Stop Online Piracy Act in its full form is an American bill. SOPA is a bill drawn up by the royalty collection agencies in America, its not a brand new idea. Versions of this bill have been put into place
Sinde Law is seen as the Spanish version of America’s SOPA bill. It gives copyright holders the legal grounds to shutdown websites hosting or linking too illegal material
The detail of Sinde
Before a site can be shutdown, it must be given 10 days notice to remove any illegal material. If the site owner does not respond or cooperate a Spanish judge can order ISPs and other web hosts to stop providing access to said site. This means that ISPs and hosting providers will require a means of blocking portions of the internet according to the wishes of a judge. Of course its not like there’s ever been cases of laws being used outside of their intention..