> But those laws would be unenforceable from the day one and would just fail the same way the Prohibition failed.
I think that such laws would actually be very successful. The same way that the war on drugs is very successful.
The problem here is one of perception. If a person assumes that the the purpose of the war on drugs was to actually stop people from using drugs, then it's a failure.
However if you take the approach that the purpose of the war on drugs is to; erode civil liberties, vastly increase the size and scope of law enforcement, create numerous lucrative opportunities to profit from political corruption, create new and very profitable multi-billion dollar industries funded by involuntary payments from the general public, oppress and restrict minorities, exert political control and pressure on other countries in North and South America, create funding sources for CIA operations abroad, and create new subclass of American citizens without the ability to vote or carry firearms (among other things).... then the war on drugs is incredibly successful on all counts!
Beyond a doubt, then, the 'war on drugs' is one of the most successful government policies in the late 20th century.
Just like the 'war on terrorism' is shaping up to be one of the most successful government policies of the 21st.
The reality is that the true purpose of government laws governing the internet, like SOPA, is that they want to be able to control and monitor then ability for citizens to communicate with one another and control wide-spectrum political speech. Just like how they are able to control it on television and radio.