It is not okay to not know how the internet works. The internet is a mass communication system used to discuss ideas far more effectively than a phone or speaking in front of C-Span to raise campaign funds.
With the growth of the internet, we have allowed artists and filmmakers to thrive by learning how to connect with others. Unbeknownst to those that feel the internet is a "series of tubes", we, the people, the internet knows how to build communities.
We understand that the world of red & blue can only stretch so far. The bills may have bipartisan support, but we do not want to be considered criminals. We, the nerds were not invited to the meetings and the public was persona non grata. Some people understand the issues of piracy and how to adapt to it. We have found the solutions. The problems of SOPA and PIPA are the structural problems of believing piracy can be solved by legislative efforts. We have looked at the copyright bills that have been passed before: The ACTA, PROIP, the NET Act, even going back as far as the Sonny Bono Extension Act. We know that we have no public domain works because of retroactive extension of copyright. Copyright no longer serves we, the public, at all. It has not "Progressed the Arts and Sciences" which is the entire job of Congress.
We are angry. We demand redress from laws that we do not support. We do not need SOPA nor PIPA We reject censorship and encroachment into our civil liberties. This will not solve piracy, it is harmful to American innovation and jobs. Vote no on SOPA and know that we have solved piracy without more legislation.