My angle is that of a purely observational one. History dictates the above concepts, not so much opinion. Doesn't mean it's 100%, but there's nothing new about what we're seeing.
I participate in the blackouts as they occur, but really, protesting has historically had limited effect. They will just change the wording each time it gets presented until it's just not quite vile enough to be destroyed before being put in the books... Then they'll come back and tune it up later, after people have more of a "can't get any worse" attitude about it, and won't be all that surprised when it does.
We've seen similar concepts that are more tangible, gas prices are an excellent example. They raise them radically to get the pain, suffering, bitching, and griping out of the way early on, then relax them a bit, and suddenly, people are happy to be paying more than they were before, because "it could be worse, and has been".
The realist said it best: "While the optimist and pessimist were arguing over whether the glass was half empty or half full, the opportunist drank it."
A friend of mine called this one out a decade ago or so... He said "Right now, the web is like the wild west. But don't get used to it, John Wayne didn't last forever, and neither will this. One day it will be locked down just like everything else. Enjoy it while you can."
We've reached "one day"... and I'm not all that surprised.