i think wikipedias blackout is gonna have some major impact. taking away the common repository for all human knowledge is quite the statement. with wikipedia down many people will be unable to understand why everything is down to begin with. I had my first day of classes today, and several of my professors cited wikipedia's blackout as an obstacle in preparing notes for today's lecture. It will be quite difficult for SOPA proponents to talk down this one. BTW, I apologize on behalf of my country for this whole ordeal. The US government is kind of like that friend who is a bit of an ass, but you stick with him because you've known him for so long. Nowadays senate and congress members spend 40% of their time doing whatever the lobbyists ask them to, 20% trying to get re-elected, 5% spending taxpayers money of stupid things (both for their own private use and various wars to avoid spending it on our educational system), and the other 35% sleeping (we all need our 8 hours).