If, in the 17th and 18th centuries, Britain banned shipping and burned ports instead of simply attacking pirates, there would not be a world economy today.
I oppose H.R. 3261: Stop Online Piracy Act because the ultimate point of copyright law, according to our constitution, is pragmatic: we’d like to incentivize creativity as far as possible. This bill would go no further in terms of incentivizing creativity (and would do the opposite by drastically restricting the size of the market) and would do infinitely more harm than good. Everyone agrees that there is some benefit to be had by exposing more people to new ideas and by allowing free cross-cooperation. The risk to that value more than outweighs any benefit, if there is even any, by the severe punishment of those who aid violators of copyright.
A vote for this bill is an audacious repudiation of your job as a representative of a people that hates this legislation, and will virtually ensure that no one under the age of 30 will vote for you again.