S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act (yes, it's a painful acronym), would give our government the power to force internet service providers to block sites accused of copyright infringement. Sound like a tool-of-fascism to you? "That site said stuff we didn't want Americans to hear, ahem, stands accused of copyright infringement, by, you know, quoting an AP report. Yeah, that's it." And note well: accused! Our government apparently doesn't have to prove you've done something wrong to shut you down, only accuse you of doing something wrong! So, to sum: S. 968 punishes folks for what they're accused of doing, the last Senate Intelligence Appropriations bill very nearly gave the Director of Intelligence power to strip pensions from folks accused of leaking classified info -- and H.R. 5 would cap awards for people who win their lawsuits against negligent medical practitioners. It's like they're trying to do everything wrong. Demand Progress helps you tell your Senators to oppose S. 968.