There was talk earlier this year on a new bill for the US that will allow the DOJ and other entities to 'block' and take down any website they deemed as advocating 'piracy'. Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act was voted unanimous in senate Iran and China already know what censorship is like. Govt. blocking access to certain sites their government deems inappropriate. The U.S. is based on the principles of freedom, hypocrisy at its fullest. US forefathers should be turning over in their graves. People over there need to stop this. Because whats next? Big brother saying people that slander certain people or companies is inappropriate? Well we'll just add that site to our blacklist. Oh wait, theres a journalist that seems to taken the liberty of saying something that appears to be copied or something that we don't like, put him in the books. Code: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/11/coica-web-censorship-bill/ http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/11/18/2156252/Senate-Panel-Approves-Website-Shut-Down-Bill http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-segal/stop-the-internet-blackli_b_739836.html In a nutshell; New bill COICA is introduced to combat online piracy. COICA creates two blacklists of Internet domain names. Courts could add sites to the first list; the Attorney General would have control over the second. Internet service providers and others (everyone from Comcast to PayPal to Google AdSense) would be required to block any domains on the first list. They would also receive immunity (and presumably the good favor of the government) if they block domains on the second list. The lists are for sites "dedicated to infringing activity," but that's defined very broadly -- any domain name where counterfeit goods or copyrighted material are "central to the activity of the Internet site" could be blocked. Today the Senate Judiciary Committee has voted 19-0 in favor of a bill There will be ways around it. VPNs, proxies and such, but seriously?