I find it really difficult to believe that anything could have such an effect on the Internet. It’s hard to imagine, having grown up with the equivalent of Dave Chappelles skit on the Internet, the Internet not being an almost anarchic place. That doesn’t mean it can’t have such a strong effect I suppose, but it’s just a concept I couldn’t picture.
One of my problems with these bills though is an argument that I really don’t like to hear 99% of the time. That’s the slippery slope argument (it’s generally used to make absurd points). I’m not sure of the effects that these particular bills would have on the Internet, but I know I’m very unlikely to support the next one.