You really think a law against VPN will pass? The backlash from SOPA will be small potatoes compared to that one.
VPN is used by pretty much every company in existence today to ensure secure communications between parties across the internet. So you would really try and pass a law that places undue financial burden (since they will have to find another way to communicate securely and privately or do without) on basically every single company in the US who communicates across the internet? Just to prop a few legacy gatekeepers who refuse to adapt?
Wow, just wow. Your entitlement mentality amazes me.
You're talking about something that was legal for centuries and then was made illegal.
Not the case here. The analogy doesn't work.
The analogy works just fine. As The Infamous Joe pointed out, copyright laws have only existed for 300 years or so and go against thousands of years of human nature. The only reason it's becoming more of an issue now than it was 200 years ago, is because the technology to actually copy at wholesale levels is now available and affordable to the ordinary person.
OOTB, I've been trying to figure you out for awhile now.
As far as I can tell, you don't like it when a business is too large (Big Search!) or too small (you're not innovating, you grifters!).
You obviously think a lot of education is bad (College Boy!) and I have seen you criticize others for having uninformed opinions or incorrect grammar. (But seem to ignore everyone telling you that your /brackets/ look really, really stupid.)
So I have come to the conclusion that you are really Goldilocks in disguise and prefer that your chair, bed and porridge be "just right" also.
Then they can have the DOJ classify its own secret interpretation of the DMCA.
I think they already do have a secret interpretation of copyright laws - just look how they are stretching existing laws in their legal theories concerning the domain names they have seized for alleged copyright violations.