Help Us Stop SOPA

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blue21332

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01-11-2012

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Originally Posted by Aluminar View Post
I dont think anyone here has to be informed SOPA is a pile of horse ****

huh?


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Void Wanderer

Junior Member

01-11-2012

Why does Congress always have to rain on our parade? D=
I mean I can understand the fact they want online piracy to stop but there's no reason to affect these legitimate gaming companies, like Riot or Aeriagames. Even Youtube doesn't deserve this.
That's just my point of view though, and I'm just an average guy.


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Super61

Member

01-11-2012

If this passes this will effect but just us bit the world. We most some of the largest Websites ( google facebook so on ) and if this passes it will spreed to other countrys and so on. Not the mention hackers will be come out of the deeps and more and more security risks will be out. Not to mention is going agesn't the constitution on free speed.

I can see there trying to stop piracy but this is a little to much.


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Baneson

Senior Member

01-11-2012

Just wrote my one of my Senators, Senator Conrad (ND), asking him to oppose the Bill. No idea if it will help, but I've done my part. Next on the list is Senator Hoeven (ND).

EDIT: E-mail sent to Senator Hoeven as well. I've done all I can. Feels good.


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Quintessence

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.
you have just restored my faith in congress.


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SingingFury

Senior Member

01-11-2012

Well, thanks riot for the heads up


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N0D1CE

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01-11-2012

Those of us outside of the US can only hope Washington doesn't break the internets.


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N2OJoe

Senior Member

01-11-2012

George Washington said something(paraphrasing) to the effect of:

Government is like a fire. As long as it remains small enough for you to control IT, it can do many good things.
When it gets too big and out of control, it becomes vindictive and burns down your house, destroying everything you hold dear.


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Hibiki Silvana

Junior Member

01-11-2012

I just sent a letter to my representatives, I agree with the intentions, but this is like throwing a nuke at the one man standing against your army. It's just not the way to do it.


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FNsquirrel

Senior Member

01-11-2012

Is there a way Canadians can help stop this bill? This will affect us also.