It’s a slippery slope when the government starts to regulate the internet… I think it would be better for private industry to come up with solutions to piracy issues rather than the government. Judging from the xxx domain extension debacle, (Opinion: XXX domains an obvious failure) I think any well-meaning regulation will only cause more harm than good.
Once Big Brother starts to enforce rules on the internet, they will start to tax the internet which will throw a big wet blanket on any creativity and user ability.
Our country taxes commerce, trade and the general population to maintain our brick and mortar infrastructure so that we as a nation have the ability to conduct business and to promote physical goods and services. Bi-products of this have produced world class freeway systems, airport/ATC infrastructure, shipping ports and a very efficient/affordable postal network.
For companies using these tangible systems, ease of movement throughout our country to conduct business is still the best on the planet.
It is just a bit hard to justify our government getting involved in cyberspace where infrastructure is mostly maintained by private enterprise…
For those interested in protecting their rights to use the internet, please contact your local representatives at the House of Representatives or Senate. You can also visit this website http://fightforthefuture.org/ for more information.