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Quick thought on SOPA/PIPA

January 19, 2012

If the government should pass the SOPA / PIPA laws and bring down the hammer of regulation upon the internet.

Beyond the tyrannical reach to regulate, the incessant need for the bloated girth of the government to exert control over its sovereign citizens they will have succeeded in nothing.

The people who are going to pirate movies, music and video games will continue to do so and will still propagate their content to the masses.

But here’s the thing, those same people are the people who bring to the internet much of its content and hilarity, the good and the bad stuff.

Should SOPA/PIPA pass they will continue to create, and steal and copy and share.

But you won’t see it.

The thing most people call the internet will be a smaller place, with less creativity and less community.

The network of ideas that rides the wires of this thing called the internet will live on however, surely with a smaller audience but a dedicated one.

You see, the internet sees all censorship as damage, and routes around it. Even if that route takes it beyond the wires.

So good luck to the media moguls and government drones, if they want to make money I’d suggest they make movies that people want to watch, music they want to listen to and games that people want to play, rather than garbage that people will use, you know, unless it costs them something.

But until they do I highly doubt that anything they do, or any law they pass will make a difference to the majority of the so called pirates of the internet.

Anyway, that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong

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