So if we do not believe government should regulate the internet; would it be acceptable for a movie studio to send an email message to content distribution sites asking them to please desist from spreading pirated movies. And send the email 10,000 times per second from mulitple servers until the content distribution site collapsed under the load?
I tend to believe SOPA goes too far and needs to be amended before moving forward. But unless we as a society are willing to allow vigilante justice in cyberspace, we must set and enforce some standards. We cannot turn a blind eye to one form of internet abuse and then enforce restricitions on another type of abuse. That equal protection under the law aspect of civilized societies kind of has to work for all.