>>Counter measures please, just like we neutered the Helms Burton act at the time. It's simple:
Any person/company in Europe that suffers losses due to a unilateral domain seizure in the US, can sue for damage any US company (and all their holdings in Europe) for damages + costs, and maybe even plus punitive damages. Board members of such companies would be denied entry in the EU/EEA.
It worked for Helms Burton it will work for SOPA / PROTECT-IP / E-PARASITES or whatever bullshit name they give that act.
Link to Helms-Burton:
>EU law also applied sanctions against US companies and their executives for making Title III complaints.
>The United Kingdom had previously introduced provisions by statutory instrument extending its Protection of Trading Interests Act 1980 (originally passed in the wake of extraterritorial claims by the U.S. in the 1970s) to United States rules on trade with Cuba. United Kingdom law was later extended to counter-act the Helms–Burton Act as well.
>Mexico passed a law in October 1996 aimed at neutralizing the Helms–Burton Act. The law provides for a fine of 2.2 million pesos, or $280,254, against anyone who while in Mexican territory obeys another country's laws aimed at reducing Mexican trade or foreign investment in a third country.
>Similarly, Canada passed a law to counteract the effect of Helms-Burton
Not the same counter measures as the ones proposed by the original user but it seems to have the same effect of "neutering" a foreign law.
*"Mistake: It's any US company involved with the complaint that led to the seizure in the US. Not just any US company."
The internet is no place that any single country should have control over, whatever the reasons might be.
Sorry for being dense, but could you elaborate on what I should learn from that thread you linked? Is there some kind of solution there, maybe if I was using Chrome, that I might have missed?
The technically correct fix is for the site owner to modify the page to load all these resources over https when the page is accessed over https. Until they do that, as a workaround, you could install an extension like the one mentioned by fl3tch to do it in your browser.
N.B. That only works if the resource is available over https, many are not. In that case there is no fix.
The easiest way to do that is with protocol-relative URLs. You're probably familiar with relative paths in URLs, e.g. if example.com/test/test.html loads an image at pics/pic1.png, it will really look in https://example.com/test/pics/pic1.png if you loaded it over https, or http: if you loaded over http.
Simple, right? Well, you can use the same idea for absolute paths and even resources from other sites! So if a different site links to the URL //example.com/test/pics/pic1.png (note the lack of protocol before the double-slash), then it will use https: if you loaded the page over https and http: if you loaded it using http.
It would be interesting if this resulted in .com/.org/.net becoming de jure international (they are de facto international domain names now), and removing them from US control.
The Parliament must approve the EU's budget (and has rejected it for political reasons before), approve the Commission's staff, the Parliament has even taken the Council to court about its failure to propose a budget on-time, 80% of all laws must be passed by the Parliament to come into force, has made plenty of amendments to directives, and it most famously had its forthcoming vote of no confidence force the Commission to quit in the 1980s. 
In this case, it can use its influence over the Commission to get it to propose legislature. Has done very similar things in the past. And don't forget, these MEPs can influence the direction of Council, especially via countries like Italy who are really keen for the European Parliament to have more power and influence.
This obviously doesn't mean a directive will appear tomorrow, but such resolutions are an essential and powerful step towards change in European Politics.
The EU doesn't really have a budget in the same way the US federal government has a budget (right?), so it's not really a big power.
It's not so much it just has budgetary powers, but it must also approve most of the EU directives: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Parliament#Legislative...