Help Us Stop SOPA

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PVPMaiMai

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01-11-2012

I wrote to all three of my congressmen and donated to the website itself. I am backing this 110%! Stop SOPA/PIPA!


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Miirik

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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.
i keep clicking the upvote button but it seems to only work once!

The hell, riot?!


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Devanstator

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01-11-2012

I'm not in the US so can't petition your politicians, but I'm with you guys 100%. The open Internet is way too important to allow it to be dominated and constrained by any group.


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rsjones

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01-11-2012

Is there anything us Canadian folk can do to stop SOPA? I would love to type my zip but it doesnt know where I live.


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Zekial

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01-11-2012

This just made my day.

And this is why we love you Riot.


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JuniorFisherman

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01-11-2012

I approve this. The community, and I, have been waiting for a response to know if Riot would be against it, looks like we have an answer. This is something big, it's a danger for everybody who's using the Internet often, not only for the US but everybody. Don't forget that US was the base of internet... It's like a chain of nuclear bombs...


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Tewan

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01-11-2012

I rage all the time about League of Legends and I support this.


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Olafian Bot

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01-11-2012

I can't petition because I'm canadian. Dammit


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smileyssd

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01-11-2012

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Originally Posted by Postal Twinkie View Post
As an avid supporter of Riot, the freedom that is the internet, and a family that owns an Internet Service Provider, I am in complete opposition of SOPA.

+1 and many letters sent.
nice name


(buff shen)


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Kristoferman

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01-11-2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJIuYgIvKsc&feature=channel_video_title SHARE THIS!! really great information that this guy gives. Im so proud to be a part of the riot fanbase. A company that likes to support what it believes in.