While I don’t think SOPA is a good thing I can see where Marvel is coming from. They are a business and you can’t finance a business on good feelings and wishes. I don’t download my comics. I buy them all. In fact I don’t pirate anything. I’m of the mind if you like something and you think it’s worth your money you should pay for it. Yes some things are expensive, but that still doesn’t justify stealing it. Clothes, cars, food, cell phones, etc can be expensive. Does that mean you should steal all that?
Also I’m personally uncomfortable with the idea of taking something for free when someone worked very hard on it and their livelihood depends on that product making them money. Sure some of these folks may be rich, but I think the numbers add up and it makes a big impact. I’m a journalist and I currently get paid by the article. Now I would be very upset if my articles were being published elsewhere and I wasn’t getting paid for it. It would suck.
I don’t know if running a blog and posting and reblogging images that don’t belong to me makes me a hypocrite or not. But those are my thoughts and I’m not going to boycott Marvel. Maybe there’s a better solution to the problem than SOPA.