Help Us Stop SOPA

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TheScissors

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01-11-2012

do it people if this passes the internet will be dead


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cook7v

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01-11-2012

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Originally Posted by Rep Jared Polis View Post
Hi, this is Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado. As a member of the League of Legends community (partial to Anivia and Maokai), and as someone who made his living as an Internet entrepreneur before being elected to Congress, Iím greatly concerned about the future of the Internet and gaming if Congress doesn't wake up. You may have heard that Congress is currently considering a bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. While SOPA has a ton of problems, there are some significant issues that I thought fellow gamers might want to know about.

Iím particularly concerned that SOPA might stifle the kind of innovation that brings us games we love, such as LoL. The bill makes it far too easy for angry competitors to sue good law abiding companies out of existence. It threatens any company or website that depends on user-generated content, even companies like Riot. Instead of coming up with great ways to keep making games like LoL even better, companies will have to spend their money hiring lawyers. That's why companies like Riot, who want to protect the games they create, are opposed to SOPA.

Iíve been working on alternative legislation that would protect the games companies create while also fostering innovation. But we also need you to call your members of Congress and let them know of your opposition to SOPA. This bill has a very real chance of passing, and it is up to all of who want to protect the Internet to take action. More information is available at http://keepthewebopen.com/. Please make your voices heard in this debate! I will be happy to respond to your posts below, and will check back every few hours today and respond to as many as I can.
This, This, make me happy i live in Colorado and DOWN WITH SOPA


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Demp

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01-11-2012

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Originally Posted by Rep Jared Polis View Post
Jes saying it might b a copyright violation
Mother of god... SOPA must be stopped! If SOPA is passed then how can I get a Justin Bieber avatar?!?!?!


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McRooster

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01-11-2012

As a partner on Youtube, I could possibly get screwed over by this too. I support this cause.


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Lone Panda

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01-11-2012

Finaly Riot Games it's taking part of this problem, I know the whole League of Legends comunity will help you...


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Powerchicken

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01-11-2012

Pirate here.
I can confirm that any such legislation would hurt the average internet user A LOT more than it would hurt me and my fellow pirates (granted that they know what they're doing)

(Before you downvote me to oblivion, I'd like to point out that I only pirate content by developers/artists/whatever whom I sincerely dislike. Create a good game, yet contribute to the demise of a free web (like sopa) and you won't receive a penny from me. Also I regularly buy RP)


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Warscythes

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01-11-2012

Garen will not stand for this Demacian injustice!


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AbyssionKnight

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01-11-2012

i'd love to help you, since so many sites are american and thus this law affects the world and not just the US, but i'm Canadian. :x


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Snake17

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01-11-2012

"Lleras bill" (Ley Lleras, ley 241 de 2011) is the same fuking SOPA here in Colombia!!!!!
Im whit riot in this resistance!!


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PoseidonEX

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01-11-2012

I'm glad you came out publicly supporting this, good on ya Riot.