SOPA/PIPA is not simply a US matter. The outcome of the bills could yet influence other countries, including Ireland to introduce similar forms of censorship. The music industry is threatening the government with legal action
to re-introduce the 3 strike rule for Eircom and everyone else. Also,
the US have already bullied the Spanish into passing a similar law.

So, in the words of Peter Cook: “We need a futile gesture at this stage. It will raise the whole tone of the war.”

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