Aaron Swartz has started a campaign to stop COICA, proposed legislation to create an Internet blacklist in the U.S. From the fact sheet:
What exactly does it do?
The bill creates two blacklists of Internet domain names. The
first can be added to by a court, the second by the Attorney
General. Internet service providers (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 government’s gratitude) for blocking domains on the
Don’t make me quote Ben Franklin again.
★ Monday, 27 September 2010