Regardless of what they end up calling the act—so far the names Protect IP, E-PARASITE, and SOPA have been floated around—the legislation being proposed by Congress in their effort to combat online piracy censor websites as they see fit, is about as far reaching as it gets.

The bills would give copyright holders unprecedented leeway in going after websites that post unauthorized content and makes the already troublesome Digital Millennium Copyright Act look pussy. CNET succinctly explains why even law abiding consumers should vehemently oppose such a heavy-handed measure:

It treats all U.S. consumers as guilty until proven innocent. If passed, the bill would give media companies unprecedented new powers to shape the structure and content of the Internet.

For those of you who prefer the Cliff Notes version of the bill, watch this video below: