This reminds me of the Edenists from the Night's Dawn books by Peter F Hamilton. Every individual not only votes but participates in forming policy through the collective consciousness known as Consensus.
Science fiction is history that hasn't happened yet.
Doesn't matter what the reason is. It's still censorship. And, I would like to point out, that the FIRST time they put Muhammad in South Park no one said anything and Comedy Central aired it in its entirety. No one was killed or hurt or threatened.
Lots of things are against lots of religions. If the religion of peace can't take criticism without issuing fatwa's then you know, maybe they deserve that criticism.
Comedy Central didn't want to deal with whatever backlash may or may not have happened as a result of Muhammad being drawn.
Viacom and Comedy Central also don't want to deal with the anti-SOPA crowd. They are now in a tough spot because they know that once informed, Jon Stewart's audience will be 99% against SOPA.
It is no longer business as usual. The Internet is an incredible place and if people are allowed to express themselves freely then regimes can fall, countries might change and power will be given back to the people regardless of where they live. Is it any wonder that the only support SOPA can get is from astroturf campaigns, corporations or industry?
SOPA is a step backwards for America. It will give more power to the government and corporate America.
This is what Viacom and the government want. They want to do the thinking for us and tell us what is good and bad, funny and not funny and right and wrong.
They want to make everything doubleplus good.
It will be interesting to see how Jon handles SOPA.
You know what else is life on Earth? Reality. A fingerprint or DNA evidence can be matched to a specific individual, not a range of people. It's either a match or it isn't. Fingerprints and DNA don't change every time you go to sleep.
Mike doesn't have a problem with copyright in general, he does have a problem (I do too) with the way they enforce it.