If you spend any time on the internet, I'm sure you're aware of two pending bills in Congress, SOPA and PIPA. I know that this forum stays away from politics, which is a good thing, but in this instance, these two bills could impact us.
The vague wording in these two bills gives corporate entities unprecedented power to shut down websites. If, say, someone from Dominos doesn't like what one of our members is saying, they could, if these bills are enacted, use these laws to shut this site down.
Occasionally, members post links to copyrighted material on Youtube/video sharing sites. The members themselves most likely won't know the material is copyrighted, nor do we, but if these bills get enacted into law, this site could be in jeopardy.
While neither of these scenarios is highly likely, this legislation opens the door wide open for abuses like this. We shouldn't have to be nervous about what we post/what we link to because Hollywood doesn't want some kid sharing their movie with another kid. If the media content industry wants to find ways to stop online piracy, I applaud it, but not at the expense of free speech and liberty.
Educate yourself on these bills and, if you feel compelled, write your Senator.http://americancensorship.org/