Clay Shirky delivers a clear and cogent history and explanation of PIPA/SOPA, walking through through both the intent and what the ramifications of the bill and how it changes the entire legal system under which websites operate.
EFF highlights some of the largest sites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout.
I’ll also be posting a message to protest and inform people about PIPA and SOPA, though I imagine Wikipedia will have a much larger influence.
The pictures provide a really good sense of what is going on.
As if you needed another reason to not use GoDaddy.