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garyopa
12-31-2011, 12:19 PM
Game Developer EA has also dropped its SOPA support

http://www.maxconsole.com/maxconsole/contents/RKLS000000480/icon_xl.jpg

After much public perception, and reports that 'Anonymonus' would launch another wave of attacks, it seems major 'gaming companies' have dropped support for the up-coming SOPA bill from the USA Govt.




Nintendo and Sony rethink unpopular SOPA bill

A quiet update to the list of Stop Online Piract Act supporters has shown that Nintendo and Sony have backed away from the proposed bill. Both were originally endorsing the bill as of November but quietly removed themselves from the list sometime in the past month. Neither has acknowledged the change in attitude.


Even tho they all have an extreme interest in curbing piracy of their games, it seems they have withdrawn support after seeing that the SOPA bill has alot of major consequences, or it could be from public perception, but in either case the ESA is still supporting the bill, which all these companies are members of, so it really does not make much of a change in the eyes of the USA Govt. as ESA is very powerful lobby group.

NEWS SOURCE: Nintendo and Sony rethink unpopular SOPA bill (via) Electronista (http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/12/30/nintendo.and.sony.rethink.unpopular.sopa.bill/#ixzz1i3atEn6O)

Our thanks to 'Stevetry' for updating us on the SOPA bill

billysastard
12-31-2011, 04:38 PM
here is a list of games companies who HAVE NOT dropped support of sopa, some on this list may have pretended to but be assured they are still supporting it.

38 Studios
345 Games
505 Games
Capcom USA, Inc.
Deep Silver
Disney Interactive Studios, Inc.
Eidos Interactive
Electronic Arts
Epic Games, Inc.
Her Interactive, Inc.
Ignition Entertainment
Konami Digital Entertainment
LEVEL-5 Inc.
Microsoft Corporation
Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Natsume Inc.
Nexon America, Inc.
Nintendo of America Inc.
Nival
NVIDIA
O-Games, Inc.
Perfect World Entertainment
SEGA of America, Inc.
Slang
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Sony Online Entertainment, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Tecmo Koei America Corporation
THQ, Inc.
Trion Worlds, Inc.
Ubisoft Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.
XSEED Games

until the ESA removes its support, all the above companies are still supporting sopa as the esa's lobbyists are still working on their behalf to support this evil bill.

scoltar
01-01-2012, 01:02 PM
Whoa, thanks for the info, billysastard! Is there some petition or something on the net I can sign against this? Also, I probably sound dumb here, but what is the ESA? How do us regular folk hit at them against this bull?

SLAYERPSP
01-01-2012, 01:59 PM
Whoa, thanks for the info, billysastard! Is there some petition or something on the net I can sign against this? Also, I probably sound dumb here, but what is the ESA? How do us regular folk hit at them against this bull?
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is the U.S. association exclusively dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games (http://www.theesa.com/about/members.asp) for video game consoles, personal computers, and the Internet.
The ESA offers a range of services to interactive entertainment software publishers including a global anti-piracy program (http://www.theesa.com/policy/antipiracy.asp), business and consumer research (http://www.theesa.com/facts/index.asp), government relations and intellectual property protection efforts.
The ESA also owns and operates the E3 Expo (http://www.e3expo.com/).

billysastard
01-01-2012, 02:40 PM
Whoa, thanks for the info, billysastard! Is there some petition or something on the net I can sign against this? Also, I probably sound dumb here, but what is the ESA? How do us regular folk hit at them against this bull?

slayer answered your esa question.

as to what you can do, well first of all and most important is to learn more about both bills (sopa and protect ip) and how they can be used to change the internet but a simple example came towards the end of last year, viacom (supporters of sopa and protect ip) went wild on youtube following the vga awards (shown on viacoms spike tv) issuing dmca takedown notices for EVERY clip of anything shown on the vga's, taking down (and getting the posters a warning) everything vga related, not only a few illegally posted copies of the show but also removing 10 second "news" clips and even going so far as to have the makers of one game featured on the show remove their own trailer (the last of us) now that was bad enough but under sopa they could have had the whole of youtube removed from the internet dns name servers without any need to go to court, many large companies are planning on taking the "nuclear" option as a demonstration of what sopa can mean so its possible that in the near future there wlll be one day when google, youtube, amazon, facebook, paypal and several other large sites will go dark for 24 hours displaying nothing but a message that under sopa this could be the future.

once you have learned about these bills you need to contact your elected officials to ask them if they plan to support this bill and to inform them that if they support it that you will vote against them in future elections, if you have any hacking skills then join in any of anonymous's anti sopa activities but dont put your own security at risk by doing so, post in support of anti sopa activities on other fotums and blogs and email companies who are supporting sopa (and protect ip) telling them why they should consider how these bills will affect you personally and what you plan to do about it (see the godaddy campaign for an idea of what you can do), register a domain name and post to it any ideas (or ip's) that you have then if the bill becomes law demand the right to use sopa and use it to take down any of the sopa supporters websites if they happen to mention something that matches with your own ip or ideas, heck you can even post something about your ip on their forums or on government forums then take down their or the government websites for linking to "infringing material", basically use this evil law against the companies who support it.

obviously, if you can think up some of your own creative ideas then as long as they are legal (or you can be sure of your own online safety) then go for it.

billysastard
01-01-2012, 02:47 PM
Whoa, thanks for the info, billysastard! Is there some petition or something on the net I can sign against this? Also, I probably sound dumb here, but what is the ESA? How do us regular folk hit at them against this bull?

just saw this on another website, looks like others have some of the same ideas as me ;)


anyone \could submit a bogus request and your site would be taken down until YOU could prove you were innocent. You know how easy it would be to write a script that posted copyrighted experts onto 100,000 + sites in a day AND make these submissions causing all sites to be taken down without probable cause or prove of copyright violations?

that would certainly create a huge mess of the internet.

scoltar
01-01-2012, 04:18 PM
Thanks a TON for the detailed replies! You'd think the isps would get involved against this. If you can't watch some basic clips on youtube, download and try a game here and there, broadband internet loses a lot of it's appeal.

garyopa
01-01-2012, 06:26 PM
Most ISPs are own by the cable companies so they support this bill they rather have streaming video and other VIP services then Internet customers

UltraPic
01-04-2012, 04:37 AM
If you can't watch some basic clips on youtube, download and try a game here and there, broadband internet loses a lot of it's appeal.
No. you just don't understand what a copyright is for. Just because you dont see commercial releases left right and center don't mean you can copy and release copyrighted material at will.