SOPA and Protect IP. in OCC Member's Lounge Posted January 16, 2012 Are you saying those aren't good reasons for being against SOPA? If you want my reasons for why I personally am against SOPA. First and most importantly, I simply don't want the government controlling the internet, that goes for corporations as well. Stuff like this can kill free speech and free market, and people could possibly never hear about it when something like that happens, we've already seen how little of the population knows about serious issues such as SOPA or NDAA in the current situation. My second most important reason is because this could, and I personally believe it will, make the job situation a lot worse than it already is. A large number of people make their living off of the internet, if we start killing access to sites like youtube, that's a lot of people losing their jobs. Third, I don't like the government or movie studios telling my ISP how to do business, if there's one thing I don't like it's the killing of a free market. I have many more reasons, and yes, in case anyone is wondering, piracy is one of my reasons for opposing SOPA. I don't claim it as a good reason, but it is one of my reasons, it is also my lowest reason, all the reasons I have provided above and reasons I haven't provided that are legit concerns are more important to me. If I had to sum my reason up into one single sentence, it would be this. I oppose SOPA because I believe it opposes freedom. I have to say, I'm quite glad to see someone else talk about NDAA for once. Granted this thread is about SOPA but even so, I believe SOPA and NDAA are on a somewhat even level when it comes to how concerned people should be about the issues. Even so, there is a thread for NDAA as well, which has significantly less responses than any of the SOPA threads so far. While I am glad, I'm also saddened that it's being brought up by someone from another country, I believe this is a good indication of just how little Americans know about what's going on in their own country. I was around before the internet , I remember how it was and if the Internet were to stop functioning for sites like Facebook and you tube the world isn't goin to end.