I think you might be oversimplifying the issue a bit. Simply put, even for those of us who despise piracy, SOPA was not a solution. Ignoring the hyperbole, a system designed to- in effect -make modern protective protocols impossible to use and that focuses on solving piracy issues with redirects- a concept that completely ignores not only the flaws in such a solution and the various work-arounds, but also has no actual impact on any form of piracy aside from torrent grabs & direct downloads off specific individual sites -was not a valid solution. Made no better by the fact that such monitoring and maintenance would require a significant degree of manpower and financial resources. The United States simply does not have that kind of cash to sling around at anything pretending to be a solution to, ultimately, a media-industry-specific problem. Ignoring all piracy problems, this was not the solution the industry or the country needed, and it wasn't where the focus should be. Period.The Cool Kid said:This is disgusting. Almost all the criticisms were based on lies. The fact that this is seen as some sort of victory is appauling and shows how few have bothered to read the bill and how mass ignorance has controlled the internet and will simply harm the industries we love so much.
That said, I am curious why you seem to be such a serious devotee of a rather flawed attempt to curtail piracy. It's effectiveness would have been minimal at best; why champion a poor-man's attempt to solve the problem? Why wouldn't you want to see flawed ideas like SOPA tossed out on their ear, and more effective solutions suggested?