Federals do not need SOPA to control the internetThis week it was announced that our protectors had shut down an evil site dedicated to piracy and the destruction of The American Way. What they actually did was shut down a site that carried 4% of all the traffic on the internet. In their game of serial Whack-A-Mole the federals are bound and determined to support the business plan of the largest media companies, and any innocents destroyed in that quest are mere collateral damage.
TechCrunch has a fine article on this trend, titled With MegaUpload Down, Who’s Next? RapidShare? SoundCloud? DropBox? They explore the way the feds took down Megaupload, but also how they are using the very same tools to imprison young Richard O’Dwyer, who merely linked to questionable content, and took down his site the minute he was informed that he might be in violation of American law, even though he lived in England and had no nexus in the United States.
At least the current law requires legal action. SOPA, if passed, will allow them to do the same thing with no restraints, no courts, no oversight. All to please the plutocrats, constitution be damned. The federals continue to establish the basis for a greater oligarchy. This one scares me. If the first amendment is gone, as well as the due process clause, so is the republic. Stop SOPA.