The lead article in the Winter 2012 edition of the AIME newsletter by Arnold Lutzker, “Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Lights A Fire,” discusses proposed legislation designed to enhance the legal tools available to law enforcement and IP owners to attack rogue sites selling billions of dollars of pirated movies, counterfeit/adulterated drugs and false national security materials.  The article sheds light on the contentious debate the proposed bill has engendered, with IP stakeholders pitted against SOPA opponents who argue that the legislation would stifle innovation and impose undue burdens on intermediaries such as online service providers, credit card companies and advertisers.