SOPA Shelved

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Lomar

Associate Producer

01-23-2012
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Originally Posted by Lasl View Post
SOPA being shelved isn't a decisive victory.
These things are still around, still waiting to be pushed through when we aren't paying attention and as someone stated earlier there will be others like them.
The MPAA and such will try again and again to pass these types of legislation.
DO NOT become complacent or believe we have won. We haven't.
That's why we mention "similar legislation" at the bottom. There's no sense losing sleep over it at this point. If this comes up again - given the outrage these bills generated, I can guarantee you that either an advocacy group like the EFF or one of thousands of interested individuals who know how to use Thomas would catch it. Even if supporters buried it in a giant budget bill (seems unlikely with this issue).

If they try the same thing with different packaging, the same opponents will come together against it. But until that happens, we can all breathe a sigh of relief and go back to gaming and making bad arrow to the knee jokes. :P


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Yndyr

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01-23-2012

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Summoners,

We have some momentous news to share with you!

[URL2="http://na.leagueoflegends.com/news/help-us-stop-sopa."]You probably saw our message last week, taking a stand against SOPA and urging the League of Legends community to speak out.[/URL2] Well, Congress heard your message loud and clear. Today, it appears both SOPA and PIPA have lost virtually all support in the House and Senate, and the chief sponsors of the bills have admitted defeat. You’ve helped score an incredible victory for freedom of expression on the Internet.

Preserving the openness of the Internet – and the innovation it fosters –should be seen as a huge victory for online gaming, and online communities everywhere.

We're again impressed with the community and how much this mattered to you. If similar legislation comes along, we'll again ask for your support.
How about pushing some marijuana reform legislation?


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Offtheheazy

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01-23-2012

We need to stop acta!!

lomar, do you know about acta? im sure you do, i think we should demand transparency from the government for this because acta was secretly passed by the obama administration .


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Lomar

Associate Producer

01-23-2012
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Just need to focus on ACTA now.
We're looking into this.


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Trywin Lannister

Senior Member

01-23-2012

At least we have a victory. Shelving SOPA/PIPA is certainly a good thing.


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Sizmic

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01-23-2012

We must remain vigilant as in future months and years something like this can resurface. This is a great victory but the villains will return with another document in the future.


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RoarDeity68

Junior Member

01-23-2012

is a relief the fact that the law lost power...if approved, it would destroy our freedom of speech and the ability to think by ourselfs...


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Riexon

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01-23-2012

if that bill passed, you tube, game sites, league of legends and things like amazon would of been banned
PHEW! IM GLAD we protested it


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VanBlunt

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01-23-2012

While a reward should not be the main focus, a special edition 'V' Shako would be awsome. XD


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Killionair

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01-23-2012

thats awsome!!!! they should delegate this day as a nation PC NERD HOLIDAY!!! haha