Of course they do it without public opinion. They know full well that the public would tell them to go fuck themselves, so they ignore the public and do what the corporations want. That's who governments really work for. And the Internet tells people what's really going on so that's why they want to control/destroy it. They'd like it to be another controlled medium like newspaper, TV, and radio. Piracy, child porn, terrorism, all excuses to do just that.