As atrios points out, the “anti-piracy” bills in Congress aren’t about piracy.
They are about putting Hollywood in charge of the internet.
Dan Gillmor discusses this in the Guardian. A nugget:
Hollywood and its censor-the-internet allies are never going to stop pushing for what I’m convinced they really want: a way to bring technology under control. Although they claim otherwise, Sopa and Pipa would – among many other negative impacts – essentially require innovators in digital media to get permission from the copyright cartel before launching new products and services that might challenge, even tangentially, the interests of the Big Copyright industry.