1. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), or H.R.3261, is a pending bill geared toward preempting U.S. property theft by promoting creativity and innovation. 2. Referred to as the scavenger commonly known as the ex-wife. Similar to an inflamed appendix, SOPA causes much pain and suffering, but when later removed, it is discovered it was not needed in the first place. If left to fester, SOPA bursts and can potentially be extremely fatal.