Help Us Stop SOPA

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Belthasarr

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Senior Member

01-12-2012

Singed and sent to my state representative and senators.


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badfurdayconker

Junior Member

01-12-2012

First off i hope to god congress ruins league iv already lost 300$ in skins and over 4,000 hours of play on my main ac**** for talking **** like a real gamer... if riot cant handle **** talking between gamers UNINSTALL asap cuz you ****s are dumb...... this is the first game in my entirle life where u can get banned for calling sombody a dumb ****er, ****ing stupid wet back taco eating ******..... (my virgan ears) O MY GOD DID HE JUST SAY THAT IM TELLING!!! ****ing losers


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FrozenTotem

Junior Member

01-12-2012

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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.
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re6en

Junior Member

01-12-2012

time to punch SOPA's face


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Abotroll

Junior Member

01-12-2012

I am from Sweden and I think that this sucks. It's like turning something that once was free into a prison...

However I can't sign the petition as my postal code isn't accepted..


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Windave

Junior Member

01-12-2012

IF SOPA ASKS, THIS ART IS FAKE - Udyr


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MrGood

Senior Member

01-12-2012

POWA TO THE PEOPLE *brofist*


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MeLuvULongTime

Member

01-12-2012

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Originally Posted by Thedyingninja View Post
As soon as i am on riots payroll i will gladly do so.
I know this seems crappy of me, but let me explain.
I have, in the past, complained about things that riot has done. I have done so saying that i am a customer of riot, and league of legends, as i have paid for game content. The overwhelming response that i have received to this claim has been that i am playing a free game, and as such, I am not allowed to complain about how riot runs things, or expect that i get any sort of service whatsoever over just being able to play the game, when and if it is available.
On top of that, Riot already polices game content. If you swear, harass, or break other rules, riot bans you, and without notifying you of what rule you have broken. If you want to be police, be police. The only way for a user to spread copy-written material through riot is to use text in game, or on this website. Yes, you should be responsible for the transmission of copy-written material on this site and in your game.
The claim that if a user is on your program and alt-tabs to a copy-written movie, it would make you liable, this is just an outrageous claim, seeing as though that copy-written material would not be transmitted through you in any way.
That being said, no, i will not write my congressman or do anything to hinder this legislation or help riot in any way other than the money i have paid,and my patronage which adds to the player base. To riot's request that I been a better customer (by going beyond what i do in game and writing my congressman), i give the same response that has been afforded me on my requests that riot be a better game host (by meeting deadlines, limiting downtime, informing customers of why their accounts are inaccessible), which is simply this, i am a free customer just as much as you are a free game. If things are tough on your end, deal with it, just as when the game is down and i cant play, i have to deal with it.
Good day.
You truly have no idea what SOPA is or how it can affect you. You are also horribly misinterpreting the reason behind Riot's opposition to SOPA.


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Theorycrafter

Senior Member

01-12-2012

Wish I could... but I'm from Poland and my Postal code/zip-code isn't recognized.


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NODMvp

Senior Member

01-12-2012

My doubt is the following
in cnn.com when u search for sopa they say it will be rejected 2:1
when u search nytimes.com it says it will be approved
which is true ?