But at the end of the day what has happened is that US law (in
fact, Maryland state law) as been imposed on a .com domain
operating outside the USA, which is the subtext we were very
worried about when we commented on SOPA. Even though SOPA is
currently in limbo, the reality that US law can now be asserted
over all domains registered under .com, .net, org, .biz and
maybe .info (Afilias is headquartered in Ireland by operates out
of the US).
This is no longer a doom-and-gloom theory by some guy in a tin
foil hat. It just happened.
This is just awful.