Members of the House have been holding their first hearings today on SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act), a bill that would effectively require sites to police their user-generated content much more tightly and make it possible for them to be sued for said content.
An example of the Stop Censorship bar, from NYU Local.
Also today: a grassroots campaign led by groups Demand Progress and Fight for the Future, among others, is putting on American Censorship Day. You might have noticed some websites with a "Stop Censorship" logo at the top; that's part of this. The campaign also encourages people to write to their congressmen and women to stop the bill from passing.More »