Help Us Stop SOPA

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Arcadian

Senior Member

01-11-2012

Three representatives of Washington State just got another letter.


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Cdawg44

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.
at first i was like woah..... but then i was like WOAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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BTG Knucklepuck

Junior Member

01-11-2012

posting in legendary thread; and a large Kudos to you Congressman Polis


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King Ireland

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, 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.
Completely off topic

How about them Broncos?!?!?!

In all seriousness though, this is something that all of us gamers need to get behind and stop. I am against piracy in nearly all of its forms, but using music you own while playing a game should not be one of them. Just because they happen to have an audience, doesn't mean that they should have to not listen. This is just another way of over reacting to a problem. It needs to be dealt with, but there needs to be rational thought behind it.


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Sylvanos

Junior Member

01-11-2012

**** i cant help from Canada. Hope its not going to pass


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The Reichanadter

Member

01-11-2012

Right now I think any comment opposing SOPA will get many upvotes........ Maybe if were lucky V will help us take it down.


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BallScent

Senior Member

01-11-2012

lol, Riot and the congressman of Colorado just went up 9000 points in my book.
we need to elect more dudes like him.


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Captain Jaguar

Senior Member

01-11-2012

Screw hitting the source, If we can get a news system to even mention how ugly this bill could be, or just the support of media, then we win! I'm emailing all the major news systems. This bill will DIE or else it will DIE!


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Raviant

Senior Member

01-11-2012

It actually went through. I didn't think SOPA would get this far. I only hope other companies are doing likewise.


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Kmiavdaen

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01-11-2012

This is outrageus, I'm not from the US so I can't participate in petition, even thouh it would strike at every net user globally. I'm from the internet and I support this thread.