Today there’s debate going on in Washington about a bill called the Protect IP Act. Critics are concerned that lots of web sites could end up looking like this as a result:
I haven’t done a ton of personal research, but the folks at Union Square Ventures have and here’s a good representative post on the subject from Fred Wilson.
I find it interesting to see who’s against it like Bay, Yahoo, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. But maybe more interesting is who is for it – The National Cable and Television Association, the record and movie industry (RIAA and MPAA), Screen Actors Guild, Viacom, Ford Motor Company, the AFL-CIO and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. More info here on Wikipedia.
No matter what, this is too important to rush into law without proper debate. A good place to get started is at AmericanCensorship.org.