At 1/23/12 06:29 PM, SaltshakerClock wrote:
It's a nice comic, I like it.
I don't get the relation with SOPA though. SOPA could limit the Internet, it won't shut us out of it forever though.
People think that SOPA/PIPA would be a gateway to censorship. Like, if it got passed and people started getting shut down left and right for trivial reasons. Even if they could fight it in court, they could be down for many years at a time, and it would be such a crippling blow to their income and other things, they may as well just shut down altogether.
So, it would get to a point where so many things are blocked, or shut down be it by the government or just lack of ability to upkeep the site, it could very well down the road lead to a self destruction of the internet.
Not to say that's 100% true or a fact, supposedly if they block it, a direct IP connect would still work. (I still couldn't get to megaupload lol) But yea, I understand their conceptual concerns, I don't know how far it would go but ya just don't know :/