I read all this US centric #Sopa stuff cluttering up my internet, and wonder when the penny will drop.
We're watching the decline of a (or 2) once great empire, and the rise of a new one.
While I'll be sad if my friends, acquaintances and the 99% in America get isolated into their rusting fortress America, there is a definite and pressing need for the internet to jettison the USA as its core infrastructure.
SOPA and its related crap has a chance of pushing that liberation ahead - instead of trying to defeat each of these myopic imperialist declarations and eventually finding out that one was snuck in anyway, work to make them irrelevant.
Replace centralized internet infrastructure from the 1960's with stronger self-healing decentralized systems.