As long as elected officials view the Internet as source of danger and evil doing, the Internet has to use its growing power to keep them in check. That means that sometimes we will have to get beyond "no." No can't be the sole basis for a lasting movement that attains political power.
Sure, SOPA and PIPA are really destructive, potentially damaging U.S. competitiveness and genuinely killing jobs. However, there's some good news associated with the reaction to the bad law, news that we're missing.
Simply put, The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) currently under development in Congress will provide a rapid way to sentence websites to death without the need for pesky things like judges and juries.