SOPA – Stop Online Piracy Act.
It could have a big impact on the Internet.
Are you opposed to it? For it? Neutral?
I won’t debate the issue here. I just have a thought.
For years people have become comfortable with copying and sharing (the Cut-and-Paste Web).
But what did we all expect from those who felt they were the victims of electronic theft?
Did we really think that they’d withhold their lobbying dollars?
Did we really think that substituting our own originality with cutting and pasting was the best way to use the Internet?
If anything, perhaps the problem isn’t SOPA per se.
Perhaps it’s us: We took Uncle Vint Cerf’s gift and took it for granted.
Let’s not do that again.