posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 06:48 AM
This is a war the consumer won't win because there is no real drive behind the effort.
In a nutshell, exactly how does one fight back against an overbearing and fat-handed entertainment industry? Well, you could cease to patronize their
product... or in other words, boycott them. But the very word 'boycott' has been so negatively stigmatized by the corporate that most consumers are
afraid to even speak it, much less act on it. We have been trained to ignore the fact that boycotting a product (or products) is exactly the tool
meant for registering dissatisfaction with any business.
Beyond that, there really aren't that many who would take up such a challenge because... well, the next movie or album that popped up that we really,
really wanted, we'd break down and buy it anyway. Game, set and match - we lose.
SOPA would have walked all over the US Constitution and the rights of the consumer had not a few big name web entities stepped up to the plate with
heavy wood, threatening the kind of retaliation that meant something to the knee-jerk bureaucrats. The consumer was not even in the game... and
really, never has been.