I know this isn't about magic, but it is VERY important nonetheless.
The United States Congress is about to consider a bill called SOPA that will basically allow corporations to take control of social networking and video hosting sites if they are _suspected of_ or _enable the ability to_ share copyrighted information without their permission. It enforces this by giving corporations the power to make the US government shut down any website on the Internet indefinitely. If this bill is enacted, every video on YouTube that contains copyrighted information (including video game let's plays, re-posted trailers, clips from TV shows and movies, recommendations of certain products, and music) will all be gone. Same for Facebook, Twitter, and more. I've even heard the WikiLeaks could be targeted.
Not only does this deliberately infringe upon our rights, it is being considered by people who are being lobbied by special interests and have openly admitted that they do not know how the Internet works. This legislation does not just effect those of us in the United States, but around the world as the bill basically treats the Internet as property of the US or corporations. This is basically amounting to corporations having the unlimited power to censor everything we say, especially since the bill will prevent the advertising of certain businesses that rely on us to spread the word for them (prefect example: indie game Minecraft). It _will_ also frighten investors away from small, independent internet-based companies, turning the Internet into a monopoly. This bill must be destroyed immediately.
Additional info on bill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhwuXNv8fJM&feature=g-all-lik&context=G206e99fFAAAAAAAAAAA
Petition against the bill: http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet
Tell your congressman to stop this bill: