If you aren't familiar with the issue, SOPA and PIPA are very scary pieces of legislation. Everyone is familiar with China's great firewall, and the lack of freedom on their internet, and these two acts would go a long way in creating a walled garden in the US. Don't allow big media companies to strip the Internet of its free and open nature. This doesn't only affect the US. This effects everyone. I know I'm a small site, and people probably wont even notice that I've gone down for the day, but I think we can all do our small part to voice concern for what could be a very troubling future for US tech innovation.