On July 11th at 10 AM (Eastern) the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet will be holding a hearing on the proposed legislation, Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA). If passed, this legislation would require schools and libraries receiving the E-Rate to block social networking sites like myspace.com and others. ALA will be one of several groups who are providing testimony against the legislation. According to the subcommittee’s web site, the hearings will be broadcast live online, so tune in if you are interested. For more information go here.
The subcommittee is comprised of Representatives from more than a dozen states. If one of these Representatives is from your district, please feel free to contact his or her office to let them know how you feel about DOPA. Go here to see if anyone on this committee is from your district.