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Help Us Stop SOPA

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Razgriz

Senior Member

01-11-2012

Quote:
zekzion:
Has anyone looked to see if this is legit?


If it wasn't riot would be in huge amounts of trouble. Cause I'm sure that would be against the law


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S1nn11d

Junior 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.


this man is my hero, also im canadian so i cant exactly write to my congress about it but i am still opposed to SOPA. is there anything i can do to help stop it?

p.s. is that jungle Maokai? also we should throw down a game later :P


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JamJarsook

Senior Member

01-11-2012

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zekzion:
Has anyone looked to see if this is legit?


Look for the Zilean post about how he met the senator. Seems legit to me.


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LordWillard

Junior Member

01-11-2012

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Ozlin:
must... protect... Riot...

Does Canada even vote on this???


We don't have a legal say in it, no. We are not American citizens, at least the majority of us are not.


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ThePirateKitten

Junior 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.


i think my jaw just hit the floor.
Hooray for awesome congressmen !!!!!! =D


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Dead Myth

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.


If you care so much about rights, why did you vote in favor of NDAA?


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Werewolf Link

Recruiter

01-11-2012

Supported and email sent!


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speratica

Junior Member

01-11-2012

as a canadian i would write them about this such thing but it wouldnt do much good but i do believe it is fundimentally bad over all because it affects everything but the most basic of online sites and it probably affects them but they dont even realize this....
consider relocating to canada?.....
then have your rights protected by canadian intellectual rights and such.... or would they block you out of the us for that... and would you be protected by doing so?


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Best Teemo World

Senior Member

01-11-2012

Quote:
TroubledPanda:
Well thank God I am Canadian.


This effects everyone. Even you.


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DARK P3RF3CTION

Senior Member

01-11-2012

Look guys, we know how to fix the economy, we'll pass sopa and stop piracy.

All internet industries leave US.

"**** didn't see that happening."