Posted Jan 19, 2012 15:48 UTC (Thu) by virtex (subscriber, #3019)
Parent article: SOPA and PIPA
The irony is that by creating bills like SOPA and PIPA, the large media industries have created a lot of anger and resentment toward themselves. I personally have been boycotting the RIAA for most of the last 10 years after they began mass suing efforts, and with their continuing actions I have no intention of changing. Sadly most people aren't willing to give up their music, movies, TV, and other entertainment to stage an effective boycott. There are alternatives if you go looking for them, but most people don't seem to care enough to look.
These bills are a good indication of how our government no longer represents us. Based on a number of polls I've seen, only around 2-5% of Americans support these bills, yet most of Congress still supports it. I wonder how many of those in Congress who oppose the bill would still oppose it if this weren't an election year. Times like these don't make me proud to be an American.