I thought that each side of this debate presented their points very well to an extent that makes picking a winner quite difficult. However, if I had to chose a winner I would say that the side against SOPA/ PIPA convinced me more. Their opening statement was presented in a way that appealed to logos quite effectively. Defining valid oversight and censorship made it clear that in this case the SOPA/PIPA bill was a form censorship and subsequently in violation with the first amendment. The group arguing for SOPA/PIPA made some excellent points, including the fact that this bill will indeed stop illegal piracy of intellectual information. However, they made a fact claim that if this piracy continues it will lead to creative genius as we know it to cease to exist, which I was not convinced of. Again, each group presented very well and came to the debate prepared but I was more convinced by the side against the SOPA/PIPA acts.
SOPA Debate Winner
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