http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-segal/stop-the-internet-blackli_b_739836.html So this isn't so much current, I guess, seeing as the bill is about one week old, but I still felt a need to comment on it. I really can't say anything more than what the author said about the subject. Essentially this bill will further limit Americans's freedom of expression and freedom of speech if passed, and places even more power in media companies (see the second to last paragraph of the article). I'm really hoping this bill doesn't get passed, otherwise I don't think the US could honestly call itself the land of the free and home of the brave anymore. I expect this from countries like China, not the U.S.. Now, I understand a lot of what supports the bill, that being the prevention of Internet piracy, a cause I can support. However, the method to do so as described within the bill is something I can't agree with. It's one thing to censor a torrent site, such as Pirate Bay, because the main purpose of that site is the distribution of (mostly) illegal content. It's a totally different matter to censor a website for hosting some illegal content without warning, such as Youtube. The example in the article depicting the ease Viacom would have to block Youtube is only one example of many instances. The broad version of that example would be if a Corporation wanted to block a site, the DOJ (Department of Justice, an ironic title in this context) could put it on Blacklist #2 and encourage ISPs to block to domain without a court order. I'm glad there are some people taking action, and I've even found an online petition to combat the bill (feel free to sign if you want).