Here’s the video explainer WordPress has posted on its homepage. It’s a little outdated in terms of how the legislation has changed in the face of outcry, but it’s still informative. Wired, a protest participant, also has a helpful explainer here:PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.
For WordPress-powered websites that wish to join in the blackout campaign, plug-ins are available here. As you can tell, I am not blacking out my blog. This is because I haven’t written about the issue before and prefer to provide some information to my few readers now.