An opinion gathered in a survey in US has tried to predict the direction in which Cyber Laws may take in 2013 in US.
One of the areas that is attracting attention is the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) which are under opposition from those who fight for freedom of speech on the Internet. Though the earlier version could not be pushed through a revised version is expected to be back in circulation in 2013.
More on the expectations on SOPA/PIPA in 2013 can be found here.
The SOPA/PIPA protests have also provided a recognition for the strength of Netizens in getting their voices heard. This is a welcome development since Netizens want Laws to be made in consultation with them taking into account the impact of laws on the Cyber Space. They cannot be ignored. This is the first step in Cyber Laws by the Netizens and For the Netizens.