Help Us Stop SOPA

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CommandShockwave

Senior Member

01-11-2012

Hey Ryze real quick, that link to the AMA on Reddit takes you to the same place as the previous link.


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Roccano

Senior Member

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.
I want to shake your hand sir.
I just sent my state rep a message, thanks to a link I got somewhere else on the forums.
If you would like, add me in game, and we can play a few.


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Aliete

Senior Member

01-11-2012

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Originally Posted by Tryndamere View Post
Thanks for the support everyone - this is a big deal and is worth the effort of fighting it.
If this actually passes, then 2012 really is the end of the world O_O. The world of internet T_T


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J2E Starnips

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01-11-2012

This is like the 10th one I have signed and I will continue to sign them.


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Krz

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01-11-2012

lets stop this ****

+1 here


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Killua Walker

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01-11-2012

ok you know league of legends is awesome when politic people play it.

(i wish i lived in the US so i could help *sadface*)


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Elo Gods Chosen

Senior Member

01-11-2012

This entire SOPA is simply the first step for government control of the information we receive over the internet. Our government looks at China and other nations and feels jealous because they can control the internet while our government cannot. AND IT IS UP TO US TO KEEP IT THAT WAY! The internet is the last great bastion of freedom in the world!


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Kakyoin Noriaki

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01-11-2012

Sent an email through the EFF already, weeks ago. Still, it's good to see Riot jumping in on this.


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The Only Afro

Junior Member

01-11-2012

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Originally Posted by Rep Jared Polis View Post
u would just use Justin Beiber as your avatar anyway
Thank you based god.


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Arilozen

Member

01-11-2012

Summoner from the great wooden state of Oregon saying I messaged my government officials multiple times - made sure all my friends got the word too. Down with SOPA.