Help Us Stop SOPA

First Riot Post
Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Noxe Out

This user has referred a friend to League of Legends, click for more information

Recruiter

01-11-2012

We got congress playing with us!


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Adleithian

Member

01-11-2012

Good on you Riot! Lets drive this bill into the dust! Met neutrality for all!


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Demp

Senior Member

01-11-2012

Quote:
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, I’m 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.

I’m 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.

I’ve 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.
WHY DOES HE GET AN AVATAR AND l DONT???


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Freesia

Senior Member

01-11-2012

Singed

SOPA SHALL NOT PASS

*turns on Diplomatic Immunity


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Legendary Flare

This user has referred a friend to League of Legends, click for more information

Senior Member

01-11-2012

I support this, down with scumbag SOPA


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

psikoticsilver

Senior Member

01-11-2012

Thank you for opposing this, Riot.

There's also a huge movement over at Reddit. They're hoping to co-ordinate a "black out" for the 18th of January, you should consider joining them.
http://www.reddit.com

Forbes article on Reddit blackout.
www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2012/01/11/reddits-sopa-blackout-admirable-but-google-and-facebook-must-follow/


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Malice

This user has referred a friend to League of Legends, click for more information

Senior Member

01-11-2012

I'm impressed Riot!


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Rep Jared Polis

United States Congress

01-11-2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by Allier View Post
We need more representatives like you.

*blush*

There are a few who get this, but your calls will help convince many representatives who haven't decided yet on this.

Jared


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Cappey

Junior Member

01-11-2012

Gangplank will Ult SOPA with ease!!!


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Alchemy9

This user has referred a friend to League of Legends, click for more information

Recruiter

01-11-2012

This is why I love Riot.