But of course: Too many ads will still make people avoid them.
The entire close-down stinks with corruption and the US corporate dictatorship misusing it's powers much like drone-attacks in foreign countries.
The Obama Administration is just a bunch of bribed lying son-of-a-bitches like everyone else (except the mad ones) in DC, but people just eat their shit and keep quiet. I mean, what could anyone on the left do? Vote for Ron Paul, haha... ha... ha...
Bullshit! Some robot will notice that your notice that your stuff looks "copied" and you'll be gone. And if they can shove SOPA down your throat, you can be sure that you'll soon have to have a permit to have a website. And your thoughts are build on other thoughts, by the way, so they are just blatant copy-monopoly infringement.
This is NOT fear-mongering. It's already happening! Youtube is deleting stuff that "seems" bad (like critique of SOPA) because of misuse by the entertainment mafia. Google's AdSense is removing from sites that MIGHT have copied stuff on them. With SOPA the mafia can also shut people up or at least make Internet at lot less useful.
And while this is happening, media will be blowing up a big "fight" between Mitt and Obama, as if either of them would stop the rape on your (and the rest of the world's) basic human rights.
It's definitely time for an Occupy IP-monopolies movement!
It's quite possible to have fun without buying content! Kill the information monopoly companies (entertainment industry), or you are to blame for the end of freedom!
The fact that MPAA and RIAA own the courts, of course. If you aren't a member of the content-industry's organizations, you'll have no rights. If you are a member, you'll get your own personal APIs that you can abuse with automatic programs and so on.
#insert "bunch of insults"
Also note that all the trading laws or the private stock-markets' rules aimed at "stop speculation", "market distortion" and "inside trading" always end up hitting the little smart traders that are using the big firms' flawed algorithms against them, and almost never hit the stock markets' big customers (big thieves) who are screwing the other investors daily.
So if tobin-taxes are imposed, you can be sure that it will not hit the thieves (because they will go around the tax) and it will give very little income.
Not to mention that
patents kill innovation directly. An innovation is a combination of two or more ideas (always). If you combine two patents into something new, the both patent owners will say that their patent counts for 65% of the value of the product, and thus the product is effectively banned from market. Because people want to have laws that forbid new inventions to be used.