Riot Games / LOL officially against SOPA


#1

Just wanted to let everyone know Riot games, the creators of league of legends, is taking an active stand against SOPA and it is featured on their main webpage. How great would it be if for once we could bridge the gap of esports and the fgc and support riot in any of their efforts? Riot is a huge company that creates tons of content, there voice actually matters (hopefully). Check out the link and help stop SOPA

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/news/help-us-stop-sopa
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=1696462

edit: and how cool is this

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.


#2

Post it in the SOPA thread. No reason for there to be a thread for every group that does or does not support SOPA.


#3

maybe if there are enough sopa threads some of you will get off your lazy asses and actually write your congressmen


#4

Will do thanks for the advice


#5

Already done so. I highly doubt my piece of paper is worth more to my congressman then the paper the lobbyists are giving him. Still, I tried.


#6

I think for this particular issue we can put the “this didnt need another thread” snarky shit aside. The more exposure this gets the better.


#7

I just think its so cool that riot is against this, and we always complain our voices aren’t being heard I thought this was a good way to help with a group that actually has a voice with the same concern as ours. I don’t know everything about SOPA, but I know that I love streams and endangering streams, being stuck in the middle of nowhere, on top of everything else, will suck.


#8

Agreed on the latter, not on the former. It can get exposure and support in its own thread.


#9

I wasn’t being Snarky WTF?