Well if you familiar with this two terms then yes, all of us will be facing trouble soon! Back in July of 2010 the US government ruled that jailbreaking and rooting weren’t a crime as long as the intention behind them isn’t circumventing copyright.
Well the jailbreak and root will become illegal soon as soon as the ruling expiry, and not renewed. Well of course, if you don't want this happen, an organization called the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has issued a petition that anyone can sign before February 10– the idea is to get enough objective opinions in favor of renewing the ruling. The EFF also wants to add tablets to the agreement.
You can find the details here.