Microsoft took the chance to oppose SOPA on Tuesday, just hours before a Wikipedia blackout. The controversial bill has attracted a lot of attention this week as Google and Wikipedia both pledged to ensure web users stay fully informed of the sweeping changes that SOPA could bring. Microsoft says it opposes SOPA "as currently drafted," but doesn't reveal if the company plans to take any protest action. The software maker issued the following statement:

"We oppose the passage of the SOPA bill as currently drafted. We think the White House statement points in a constructive way to problems with the current legislation, the need to fix them, and the opportunity for people on all sides to talk together about a better path forward."