Great example of how technology can be used to fight police statism: Firefox add-on DeSopa circumvents internet blacklisting if SOPA becomes law.
The House and Senate’s respective anti-online piracy bills, SOPA and PIPA, have stirred controversy over internet censorship. Firefox now has an add-on, DeSopa, that circumvents the bill’s DNS blocking.
DeSopa, created by developer T Rizk, is a simple Firefox extension that allows internet users to revert to using a site’s IP (internet protocol) address, thereby bypassing DNS blockades of foreign websites such as The Pirate Bay. At the Firefox DeSopa download page, the add-on is described as such, “DNS Evasion to Stop Oppressive Policy in America.”