So it will be with the jailbroken Internet. In a world where corporations can force just about anyone "off" the Internet by leveraging proposed laws like SOPA and causing ISPs to break DNS, there needs to be a way to maintain connectivity to those sites and that information. If Large Corporation A doesn't like what Average Guy B is saying about it in his blog, it could effectively muzzle that voice with a takedown notice that adheres to the letter of the law, yet crushes our concepts of free speech and the open Internet. While protecting copyright is clearly an important endeavor, these proposed methods are execrable. However, if a significant number of people aren't using those DNS servers, if they aren't using the standard Internet pathways, that voice will still be heard, those sites will still be available.
All that scenario would require would be a way to wrap up existing technologies into a nice, easily-installed package available through any number of methods. Picture the harrowing future described above, and then picture a single installer that runs under Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux that installs tor, tools to leverage alternative DNS servers, anonymizing proxies, and even private VPN services. A few clicks of the mouse, and suddenly that machine would be able to access sites "banned" through general means.
This is precisely what technophobic and myopic legislators simply do not understand: You cannot censor the Internet. As John Gilmore famously said, "The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it." So it has been and so it will be.
This workaround solution will be technically deficient, but it will be functional. A technically valid solution already exists --the Internet in its current form -- but if that gets mangled, plan B may be one of the only ways through those troubled times.
Make no mistake, these tools and services are readily available now --and have been for quite some time. Tools like Vidalia for Mac OS X wrap up technologies like tor quite well, but tor itself isn't the whole solution. If the day comes when true censorship enfolds to the Internet, deep geeks who have been using these tools for years will start showing their friends how to use them. Then the aforementioned "jailbreaking" apps will appear, and sooner rather than later, those who don't use them will fall into the category we reserve for people who still use AOL today. The rest of us will still be able to access sites and services the world over through alternative means, at least until the baboons figure it out and pay for more legislation crafted to crack down on those methods. Then those methods will change again and the game will continue.