You might have noticed the fancy new banner in what I believe is the top right. As you may have guessed, if you cared to notice, there is some meaning behind it. See, after SOPA failed, after PIPA failed, and after ACTA failed, the MPAA and RIAA decided "Fuck it, we still have a lot of cash left, let's try this again", and now they're trying to do something that is very shitty indeed. As they always do. Their profits would probably go up if they stopped trying to buy laws.
Anyway what they have in their heads this time is to change the law regarded your ability to sell things on. That is, if you buy a CD or a game, or even CLOTHES then they want to make it a law that you can't then sell it on. You don't own what you own is the basic message that they're spreading here.
The way this works is that there is a law that allows people to sell things on after they've bought them. They want this law to be changed in such a way that it prohibits you from selling on something that was made, or contains parts made, in a foreign country. Seeing as how everything is made in China, and things that aren't directly made in China have parts that are probably made elsewhere, this includes virtually everything that you own. What's even worse is they have the support of Obama and they're taking this to the Supreme Court. If the idea of Romney in charge didn't scare the fuck out of me I'd tell you all to not vote for Obama over this and all the other shit he's done.
This really would mean that if you decided that you needed some money, so you wanted to sell some things, you couldn't. On a really sickening level it could even destroy charities because they sell things that people have donated. It essentially prohibits the selling of used goods. eBay is out the window.
You can click on the banner for more information, or just go to http://www.youvebeenowned.org/. Either way, I urge all American readers to sign that, and all non-American readers to let any American friends know that this stuff is happening, and dammit we won't take it lying down. On our comfy beds. Which we bought. With our own money. Meaning we own them. So we can sell them if we want.
Then again, if you want to sell your bed then I think you're falling on pretty desperate times and I feel bad for you :( Everyone needs a bed.