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Stand Together: The Gaming Community vs SOPA and PIPA

Discussion in 'Serious' started by von_stylon, 18 Jan 2012.

  1. von_stylon

    von_stylon uber micro

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    Sign a petition to have the ESA remove their support from SOPA/PIPA here - http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-esa-petition-and-boycott-e3

    BUT DON'T STOP THERE! Actions speak louder than signatures!

    Download this video (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VQ0JZFQK), upload it to youtube, facebook and anywhere else you feel will get this video out there! Use your social networks to spread this video everywhere!
    Ask your favorite gaming websites and youtube channel to join the cause by not attending and covering E3 this year until the ESA changes their stance on SOPA and PIPA! If they truly apposed this legislation the last thing they want to do is support an entity that spent $190,000 on PIPA lobbying.

    Are you a video game developer, publisher or gaming website that wants to be involved with this movement? Email StandTogetherSOPA at gmail.com

    Craig and the ScrewAttack crew go more in depth on their podcast, SideScrollers (10:30 in)- http://www.screwattack.com/shows/originals/sidescrollers/sidescrollers-stand-...
     
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  2. s1n1s

    s1n1s What's a Dremel?

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    Bit tech should boycott E3 if they where going to attend
     
  3. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    Part of me would like for this to pass... i would love to see the sh** storm that would follow this...
     
  4. lp1988

    lp1988 Minimodder

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    Would properly be the most effective way to fight it.

    It is not impossible that Google would quit the US like they left China, together with the loss of revenue and jobs it would create I wouldn't give the legislation more than two years before it was shut down.

    Either that or we cut the connection over the Atlantic :D
     
  5. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    Imagine an internet without services like youtube, dropbox, megaupload... even email would be problematic...
     
  6. lp1988

    lp1988 Minimodder

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    And that is why it would never live for very long, however we can be sure that it shows up again in some other form at some other time, but in the mean time all we can do is to fight it. And here is another tool to fight it.


    https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/
     
  7. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    A day without wikipedia has been interesting enough.

    I'm still not sure how I feel about wikipedia blacking out, though. Part of me instinctively feels that they've forfeited something core to their identity and philosophy by getting activist about this.
     
  8. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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  9. trotter94

    trotter94 What's a Dremel?

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    The US have shut down mega upload for piracy, so why do they need sopa??
     
  10. Er-El

    Er-El Minimodder

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    The current legislation is not arbitrary enough.
     
  11. Mongoose132

    Mongoose132 Duckmad

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    They have to Justify it now, bit of a pain legislatively :p
     

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