The brouhaha about SOPA/PIPA might be good for the internet in the long run

  1. More users get a taste of why it is important to not let politicians meddle with the internet.
  2. In the long run, we may get a system that’s better than DNS.
  3. We might end the practice of putting critical internet infrastructure in the US in favor of safer countries.
  4. GoDaddy.
I’m not saying SOPA is a good thing, but it’s certainly creating awareness around issues that most people usually shrug off as “nerd world problems”.