Why Are Wikipedia, Reddit, and BoingBoing Down? Why Does Google Have a Black Bar over the Logo?

They're protesting SOPA and PIPA, two very bad laws making their way through congress at the moment. Reddit has a pretty good overview of why this is bad, or you can click the infographic below to learn more (feel free to share it, too). A full list of participating sites can be found here.

[![Infographic](http://dshack-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/old/6a00e5523d9daf88330168e5bf35ea970c-500wi "Infographic")](http://americancensorship.org/)