Help Us Stop SOPA

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whiskyleaks

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01-11-2012

*stands up and applauds Riot Games* Honorable and noble!


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LTX Stasis

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01-11-2012

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Originally Posted by 1DevilDriver View Post
lol, Riot and the congressman of Colorado just went up 9000 points in my book.
we need to elect more dudes like him.
Just looked at my book and i got them clocked around 9084 ****Crushes scouter in fist****


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Cataplow

Junior Member

01-11-2012

Enter zip code

We don't know where this zip code is.

Welp, screw sopa and electronic frontier foundation.


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AnoreZ

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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.
Did that just happen? Lol alright!


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Xnubs

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01-11-2012

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Originally Posted by Supreme View Post
Canada ftw
Most sites you use i am sure are in the US so ya it still effects you and me up north. Only thing is we would not get the jail time : P


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XxOrexisxX

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01-11-2012

A congressman plays with us? Nice. Now that's the kind of government I can support.


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CaliXO

Senior Member

01-11-2012

submitted a letter with already pre typed paragraph + my own couple of sentences bragging about serving overseas to protect freedom, and to be coming back to this SOPA ****.

RIOT - are we going to RIOT IN L.A.? ask me how, and i can help organize a protest. we are the 99%


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WarlordAlpha

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01-11-2012

This thread, too epic. We have a US Congressperson, both CEOs, the official Riot Lawyer, and more.

And unfortunately, it's gonna take a hell of a lot more than that to stop those abominations called "SOPA" and "PIPA." I'll be writing.


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Vinnie

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01-11-2012

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Originally Posted by RagingCondor View Post
Yeah so let me just go ahead and ask: Will Riot give us RP or a free champion if this doesn't pass?

Otherwise I don't really care if this gets passed.
You'll realize why you sound so ****ing dumb when you grow up little Timmy.


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IxGenesisxI

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01-11-2012

Just want to share..
Congress has a plan to change the Internet forever. A bill they're debating right now would give the government power to shut down whole websites, and even let corporations say which websites should be shut down.

That means a huge corporation could have any website even suspected of violating a copyright shut down -- no questions asked. The government could then completely block all access to sites as big as Facebook or YouTube if one person posts one thing on those websites that corporations don't want online.

Most major entertainment companies have come out in support of the bill, but despite swirling rumors, the huge video-gaming company Electronic Arts (EA) has yet to take an official stance. However, EA is part of the Entertainment Software Association, one of the big corporate lobbyists for the bill to censor the Internet -- meaning that if EA came out against the bill, that would be a serious blow to the people trying to get it passed.

Shashank Kasturirangan is a student at NYU who's a huge fan of gaming -- including EA's games -- but he can't believe that EA would want to mess with the Internet. Shashank started a petition on Change.org calling on Electronic Arts to stop lobbying for Congress's plan to censor the Internet and come out against the bill.

The Internet censorship bill is particularly dangerous, according to advocates, because it would enable the government to set up the same type of tools to block online content that are used in repressive regimes around the world, like China, Iran, and Syria. For the first time, corporations and the government would be able to say what's acceptable to put on the Internet.

While some companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter have come out against the bill, big movie studios, record companies, and their corporate lobbyists like the Entertainment Software Association are pushing Congress hard to pass Internet censorship.

Electronic Arts has millions of customers around the world playing video games like Madden 2012, The Sims, and Scrabble, and they care deeply about what the public thinks about their company. If enough people call on EA to oppose the plan to censor the Internet, they will be forced to come out against the bill. And if EA backs off, other companies that haven't yet taken a position will certainly think twice before supporting Congress's plan to censor the Internet.