I have to agree. The W3C can decree as many standards as it likes, but if general opinion among developers is that it no longer deserves that role, it's standards won't get supported. Who fancies starting the New Open Markup Standards commitee? I think NOMS has a long way to go!
The way I see it, the moment the chemical leaves the pipe, it leaves the company's control, and at that point there's no difference between this and a chemical spill. I don't see any company being able to deny govt. agencies access to the recipe of what they've just poured into a water-course on the basis of 'trade secrets'
What FUD? The story is fact. Are you claiming that under SOPA/PIPA, fewer sites will be found incriminating, and fewer people will be at risk of extradition? If so, why bother? Just cancel the vote and the **AA can go home in a better position !
I know - You almost want to give them some money so they can keep up with this charade. Maybe that's their business plan after all, and we'll soon be handing over the cash in return for all this high-end entertainment they give us :)