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Help Us Stop SOPA

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WonderSauce

Member

01-11-2012

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Rep Jared Polis:
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.


holy **** I just realized who you were, you were such a bro during the hearings.
save the internet bro.

THANK YOU BASED POLIS


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Kaiowa

Junior Member

01-11-2012

There is no reason that SOPA should even exist, f.ck that sh.t, +1 for this.


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bendyBus

Member

01-11-2012

My congressman plays LoL, and is against SOPA!!! How dope is that?!!


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aznxlarry

Senior Member

01-11-2012

All my vote!


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BlinkAndDie

Junior Member

01-11-2012

Nice iniciative guys, we need to fight these endless chase to the internet liberty that US government are doing.

Support you guys

+1 Stop SOPA


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FlamingFrostbite

Senior Member

01-11-2012

Quote:
Rep Jared Polis:
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.


Well I....I'm speechless o-o


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Zectra

Senior Member

01-11-2012

Way to go Riot! Thanks for joining the fight against SOPA/PIPA and helping spread awareness.


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napalmx

Member

01-11-2012

Stop SOPA!


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Kalunsi

Member

01-11-2012

not clicking on the link
nice try riot but i dont want ur keylogger


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Cillith

Senior Member

01-11-2012

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Cillith:
Just an idea...Reddit is going offline for I believe 12 hours to protest SOPA...what if you guys took all league servers down for 12 hours? I think while it may be annoying for the players, me included, it will bring a LOT LOT LOT more public interest against a bill that may pass despite potentially destroying the free internet as we know it.


Reposting my suggestion so hopefully a red post will see this!