One of the favorite websites that I visit on a daily basis is That Guy With The Glasses, and all his affiliates (Nostalgia Critic, Linkara, Spoony, Angry Joe, etc etc...). I recently watched a video from one of their posters about a trip many people from the website took to DC to protest SOPA, because the very premise of it endangers the very existence of TGWTG.
So I do a little more research, and I find that this is being supported by the RIAA and MPAA (big surprise there, they've been trying to shut down piracy for years), and that China is being held up as a good example of Internet regulation. China, which routinely suppresses (from what I near) any anti-government sentiment.
Also, from what I've gathered, SOPA will not actually stop online piracy, because a lot of it is overseas, and SOPA only affects things domestically...
So, I ask: is this for real? Freedom of speech and expression is the First Amendment, for God's sake! How can people be seriously thinking of curbing it?
(Also, if I have made any errors in judgment, feel free to note them.)