New York, NY
They are getting bolder in their actions every time I was reading an article not too long ago that suggested public domain material could be copyrighted. So this with SOPA and PIPA among other things makes clear how utterly corrupt our government can be. However, the malleability of our government is only part of the problem because the motives of those paying off the officials is a big part in setting the agenda.
So in the case of the MPAA and the like, the only solution I see is to make them question their own agenda. For example, for every SOPA / PIPA like action they should face the political backlash and negative attention they already have but should also face a strong organized boycott resulting in a loss of revenue directly attributed to their own actions.
Im talking about going off the grid. Not one soul in a movie theater for at least a month, not one song sold on iTunes or any other music service, suspending cable / satellite service for at least a month. Im talking about cutting off their flow of money as a moral protest and show of strength.
If they feel like they will lose something every time they attempt something like this not only may they think twice or think thrice but they may actually back off the idea completely before the idea ever gets off the ground.
Anything less is a half measure. Anything less is almost the equivalent to keeping our collective heads near the ground, chewing the soft grass and cud.