Kind of in commemoration of the Fourth of July and the price our fore fathers and my grandfather paid (landed on D-day and marched all over France) in the many wars to keep this nation free, I'd like to post a reminder to all y'all to say thank you to God or just plain be grateful if your confused on that subject for all the many freedoms we now enjoy. Please realize that nothing is really free and its important to remember the price paid for things in order to really appreciate them.
Some things are worth dying for.. video games not being one of them, and free speech is one of those things because if you lose free speech you lose freedom to check and balance "the Man" and shortly thereafter you end up living in China. Or rather your own version of it.
Here is an article about the perils the freedom of blogging is facing and what it might mean to us: http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/07/15/technology/blog.php
Also here is a good blog about virtual laws being implemented and their repercussions by a very savvy lawyer: Virtually Blind | Virtual Law | Legal Issues in Virtual Worlds and Multiuser Online Games