The Bounty crew are getting all metaphory and throwing their support behind the SOPA/PIPA blackout, largely because should SOPA pass, it puts all blogs and webcomics just like On the Bounty at risk from being yanked down with no due process.
I don't have to tell you how useful Wikipedia was in putting this comic together. (Yes, I also read a couple books.) Should SOPA pass, Wikipedia, which hosts user-generated general knowledge, could at any time be taken offline by any number of private companies for any number of real or imagined infractions. That's not what SOPA's for, but that's what SOPA will do. Don't let that happen.