Greetings AF Staff (Rob, Phases, Mods, etc...) - As you may have heard, several large online communities, including XDA (SOPA | xda-developers) and Reddit (French parliament dumping Windows for Linux via reddit.com) are working to protest a pair of Internet censorship bills currently before Congress, SOPA and PIPA. These bills contain sections that permit the shutdown of online sites based merely on accusations from IP holders, bypassing due-process currently required by law. While I agree with IP holders protecting their property, the manner suggested in these bills are extremely threatening to online communities such as ours. I am suggesting that AndroidForums (and Phandroid) join these other communities in a website blackout on January 18 from 8 AM to 8 PM ET as an effort to raise awareness of this issue. While I understand this may be a small inconvenience to other members, it is a small price to pay given the potential outcome these bills. Best Regards, Brian Brz. (PS - I would gladly help offset the economic costs faced during this outage by upgrading to a premium membership to encourage your participation).