SOPA: High School Students Speak Out On Internet Censorship

01/23/2012 01:08 pm ET | Updated Jan 23, 2012

Teens have spoken -- and when it comes to SOPA, they've spoken loudly. More than any other recent legislation, the Stop Online Piracy Act has given rise to strong opinions from young people, the highest demographic of Internet users. And after last week's blackout, SOPA is the big topic of conversation not only on Capital Hill, but also in school hallways across America.

In this teen-made video, students at Kerr High School in Alief, Texas react to SOPA and the recent blackout. One student even admits with a laugh, "Wikipedia was down today... so there goes all my research for school!"

Many teens doubt the efficacy of the bill and ask: Will it really put an end to piracy? The students in the video suggests web-savvy users might simply find new sites to download from or new ways to download files illegally.

"There's always going to be someone out there who's going to sneak a camera into a movie, someone who tries to create the next Napster without anyone finding out," says Analiesa Salazar. "It's almost impossible to stop all piracy."

Do you agree -- would SOPA be able to effectively stop piracy? Are you worried about how SOPA could affect your Internet usage? Sound off in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen!


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