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I have a question for those who are opposed to SOPA, but also thought that Citizens United was a bad decision:
SOPA has often been called "censorship". Okay, fine. But if corporations aren't people and don't have 1st amendment rights, how did a website become a person with 1st amendment rights? Are only websites owned by individuals protected? Could the government censor Youtube?
It seems to me that if we define persons to mean only living, breathing people acting as individuals, then most websites are not protected by the 1st amendment and thus can be censored without due process, just as supporters of campaign finance reform believe that political ads can be censored without due process if financed by corporations.
a web site is a venue or piece of art and as such is as vulnerable to censorship as a book, newspaper, broadcast, film, or any other such work.