Today many sites across the Internet mark their opposition against the proposed US legislation Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect-IP Act (PIPA). Jason Hooper has made a collection of screenshots of the black front pages.

Hopefully, this will never become a reality. However, for some sites it already is. In Holland, Pirate Bay is already on the blocking list, as is the case in Belgium. And a number of domains were already seized by the Department of Homeland Security last year.

The days of the free and uncontrolled Internet is long gone, and in some countries, it never even existed. The next questions are how much freedom there will be left on the WWW as we know it today, and how much will have to be taken under ground, using darknets or similar systems.