I'm on strike with a lot of other sites, bloggers, concerned internet citizens. And I hate piracy. If you are stealing, you are a tool. End of story. But I do not believe that SOPA or PIPA are the answer. I truly believe that they will cause more problems than they solve (if anything gets solved at all).
The internet is a big place, sometimes a scary place, but how many times has it been an outlet for those whose voices would otherwise be silenced? I think about the countries that crack down hard on internet freedoms. It's not where I want to live.
I'll also admit I am very jaded as to the ability of our Congress to actually solve anything. If we want a convoluted mess and shouting matches between the parties, then Congress delivers. Fixing real problems, not so much. I doubt half the Congressmen/Senators even understand what they are voting on. I refuse to believe that SOPA and PIPA are the best they can come up with.
CNET has a FAQ on SOPA
BBC Explains SOPA & PIPA
For info on the strike: http://sopastrike.com/