Opponents of SOPA and the PROTECT-IP Act have provided a reasonable alternative, though it remains to be seen how much support it’ll get in the legislature. The Online Protection & Enforcement of Digital Trade Act, or the “OPEN” Act moves copyright infringement from being a criminal case to being a trade issue. Seems logical, considering that right now people can potentially serve significant jail-time for torrenting a cd. Ars Technica posted this chart (obviously biased to favor OPEN) to break it down.

 

Read more about it in the Full Article at Ars Technica