Someone just needs to at least introduce, if not pass, the Substantially Obscure Provisions Act. It could be as simple as defining the order of paring spots outside the capitol building (for America / terrorism / the children / national security / etc.). That way they have to say the whole damn name every time they feel like pulling some stupid idea from the PIPS's evil cousin. Hopefully that will fill their heads with too many copies of the wrong message and ruin either the content of the new legislation (if they bother writing anything) or their chances of being re-elected (gotcha moments a plenty with such a loaded title).
I'm starting to think that the easiest way to get rid of these bad ideas is to consume as many cheap acronyms and phrases as possible with routine, simple legislation (they'll love how grandiose it makes them sound) so that they are stuck admitting to a representation of the actual content in the title of proposed legislation.
Then again, the L.I.E.T.O.M.E.M.O.R.E. Act might be par for the course.
Don't forget, the paywalls for academic and scientific journals revolve around the old idea of time spent in the basement of some collegiate library. "Access" typically constitutes a 24 hour window to read a pdf, which incidentally is why I always recommend to students that they violate the terms of the agreement and just save the pdf so they can go back and read it later. The insanity is that the license has no problem with printing the document, just with saving or otherwise copying the digital form. Also, unless you happen to be fortunate enough to be on an academic network that 24 hours of "access" usually costs around $30.
None of the costs of actually producing the content are paid by the journals. In fact, the journals (thankfully) do a good job rejecting the majority of content submitted. But let's not forget, the reviewers do that work as well. The journals only foot the hosting costs, as many of them are no longer available in print do to the economy of scale online-only allows. The MAFIAA dream about a deal like that.
It's the big red one in the middle of your desk. Unfortunately, you have to ram your head into it a few times before it will appear. Though, it is pretty small, so you'll have to press it with your little finger,
It's funny that I still find myself unable to sue the RIAA for supporting artists many consider to be the sole cause of the rise in cancer incidence. I'd be inclined to sue the twits blaring there opinion as to what jumble of sounds constitute "music," but, as a nod to the more obnoxious popularity lists like Bing, I'd rather not shoot the messenger just because I don't agree with them... unless I can buy a few senators, that is.
Distributed systems do not conveniently contract into a centralized structure without collapsing or fragmenting. Thankfully, if the ITU is foolish enough to "fix" the internet, the internet community will do what it does best and route around the damage. Unfortunately, I also see countries which begin losing their transient grip on the internet lashing out in desperation (see internet outages during the Arab Spring).