Internet Blackout Update

While it appears that the January 18th blackout may have given the US Congress a moment’s pause to reconsider, SOPA/PIPA has not been entirely defeated.

Given the enormous lobbying power the entertainment industry has, it seems unfortunately reasonable that some kind of legislation to curb copying will eventually come to pass.  The only question is when and in what form.

Surprisingly, at least on WordPress.com, there’s been very little mentioned of ACTA, which looks to be far worse and with a much further reach than SOPA/PIPA.

So, where is all this heading? Is the heyday of the “free” Internet over? Thoughts?