Nick Denys on The Kernel:
History shows us that prohibition fails when a significant minority withdraw their consent. This fact needs to be drilled into every congressman sitting on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) committee, and into Ministers and Civil Servants in the British Government. SOPA in the US, like the Digital Economy Act in the UK, is a classic example of legislators listening to those who are dominating the present, who have a vested interest in holding back innovation.
[via Marcus Greenwood]