In my opinion, the team debating in opposition to SOPA/PIPA was the winner of the debate. While for team for SOPA did a good job managing the debate with a much smaller team, I feel as though the against team came much more prepared than the pro team. While both teams had very valid points, and the pro team did present very key issues that allowed for the audience to consider SOPA in maybe a different light than previously. Both teams highlighted important issues. There were a few instances in which the against team brought in points that did not always flow well for me in building their case. I felt as though both teams had strong parts to their case, as well as weaker parts. One area that confused me was that the Pro-SOPA team's closing statement was a fantastic rebuttal; unfortunately I felt it was much more of a rebuttal than a closing statement. In conclusion, while it was a pretty close debate, I felt as though the Against SOPA team had a much more prepared argument, which won it for me.
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