SOPA returns the Internet to US control.
Originally created for use by the US military, the Internet has become a free-for all, where anyone who can rent server space anywhere in the world can host political propaganda, child pornography, videos advocating genocide and Islamic Jihad. SOPA reasserts US control over a fair hunk of the Internet. If your web site's URL is registered with a US organization or the IP address is provided by ARIN, SOPA reclaims US authority over piracy using your site and domain. In practice this means the USA can save all .COM, .NET and .ORG domains from the current wild west mentality of "anything goes" It also means all servers hosted in the USA, Canada and most Caribbean nations can be bought under US control.
SOPA cuts off the money stream for pirates.
For web site operators the main motive for pirating software, music and movies is advertising revenue. SOPA lets the US government cut off that revenue, removing the finical motive for the people profiting from piracy.
SOPA makes theft a crime again.
Under current US law, stealing movies, music and software is a civil problem. It's not considered "theft" even though that's exactly what it is. SOPA applies criminal penalties to the criminal act of stealing. In so doing it closes a MASSIVE loophole in US law.
SOPA will make web sites do more to police users.
Under current US law, web sites are protected from prosecution over comments or content posted by users. In practice this means Facebook is immune when people use it to swap stolen music. Thousands of Internet forums dedicated exclusively to trading pirated material are immune so long as all the piracy is coming from the users. SOPA will close this loophole, requiring web sites to actually moderate the content they host and delete illegal material. This will have the added bonus of moving more policing to the private sector, requiring fewer government and law enforcement resources to monitor the Internet.
SOPA lets the US finally censor the Internet.
If you don't play by US rules, your web site will be blocked. Most of the Internet's major data trunks go through the USA. People visiting a European web site from South America will be relying on cables and servers in the USA for part of the communication. SOPA will let the USA block not just the traffic TO US users, but traffic going THROUGH the USA to other countries. Offending sites will be blocked not just in the USA, but in South America. This means South American web sites can be blocked from being seen by the rest of the world, even if they're not using a .COM, .NET or .ORG domain name.
For the moment this censorship is limited to piracy, but SOPA leaves the door open for FCC style administration of the Internet. It creates a central reporting agency with broad latitude in blocking offensive and illegal traffic. Pornography sites will be among the first to go, as most of them rely heavily upon at least some pirated content. Taking them down will be the thin edge of the wedge that will eventually let the USA have near complete control over what is and is not allowed on the Internet.
Venezuela will cease to exist outside of South America.
SOPA will let the USA effectively cut Venezuela off, restricting it's Internet connectivity to other South American nations. Because of the heavy use of the Internet in passing voice traffic this means Venezuela will be unable to communicate with any nation outside of South America by any means beyond physical mail. Not even cell phones would provide a loophole, as that traffic all goes through telecommunications organizations in the USA. How long will the Communist regime in Venezuela survive with it's ability to communicate with, and thus do business with, nations outside of South America severed?
In summary, SOPA takes the immoral morass of the Internet, and places a large hunk of it under the control of a Christian nation founded on Biblical principals. A good deal of the deviant influences attacking the USA today are based on foreign sources, and blocking them will further aid in rebuilding the moral foundation of the United States of america.
SOPA is good for business and good for the people. It's a win-win bill, unless of course, you're a criminal.