Help Us Stop SOPA

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Cows in Tuxedos

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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.
http://eshoo.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1107: eshoo-house-members-blast-qstop-online-piracy-actq-urge-judiciary-committee-to-target-actual-rogue-internet-sites-&catid=51:2011-press-releases The representative in my area led a protest and you signed it :O


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Blinder

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01-11-2012

I agree that SOPA needs to be shut down.


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WhileIPlayLeague

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01-11-2012

I hope that only the streaming ban goes through. Tired of people making money for playing video games all day, worthless to society.


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Onomatopesha

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01-11-2012

Wow......just reading this makes me smile, good to see you're against it


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Onomatopesha

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01-11-2012

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Originally Posted by WhileIPlayLeague View Post
I hope that only the streaming ban goes through. Tired of people making money for playing video games all day, worthless to society.
I wanna hear you saying it if you ever DO make money out of playing games.


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DarkChaos109

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01-11-2012

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Originally Posted by WhileIPlayLeague View Post
I hope that only the streaming ban goes through. Tired of people making money for playing video games all day, worthless to society.
If that happens, that means the whole thing goes through, there is no, we can/can't have just this to begin with, also if people are being entertained by streamers enough for them to get paid why are there actors to make movies?
They do generally the same thing right?


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sizzackz

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01-11-2012

Stop sopa


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SlaughterHaus5

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01-11-2012

This makes me happy. Cheers to Riot and Rep. Polis for their anti-SOPA support.


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GeneralZhukov

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01-11-2012

F*ck yea. Faith in riot +1


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Bakraah

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01-11-2012

If SOPA passes, this is the future.