"...the Wikipedia community has decided to black out the
English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00
UTC on Wednesday, January 18. The blackout is a protest against proposed
legislation in the United States —the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in
the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECTIP Act (PIPA) in the
U.S. Senate— that, if passed, would seriously damage the free and open
Internet, including Wikipedia....."
We'll be disabling editing via the web service API. You can ask
questions regarding the planning in #wikimedia-sopa .
Volunteer Development Coordinator