Stop SOPA and PIPA
by Michael Perry · 01/18/2012 (7:02 am) · 52 comments
Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions in this blog directly represent myself and not GarageGames. This is my own initiative and should not be held against GarageGames, though I doubt anyone would complain if you read further.
Greetings everyone. Unless you have been living under a rock or buried in Torque coding, there is a dark cloud hanging over the United States. This potential storm of detriment is called SOPA. If you have looked at my profile, you will see why my avatar says "Censored":
Quote:What does the censored image mean? It could be a prediction of the future if SOPA passes. Imagine trying to log into or searching for your preferred game development / game playing site, only to find it has been censored. Whether you're a member of the ECA, ESA or just GarageGames.com, join me in the fight against SOPA.
If you use certain sites regularly, you will notice several blackouts. You may have heard of a few of these:
There are many more. If I could, I would black out GarageGames.com as well, but that's not my choice =).
To keep this short, please join in. Each of the sites I posted have links to petitions and your local representatives' e-mails/phones. The bills are already being dismantled, so now is the time to deliver the knock-out blow.
UPDATE: To the credit of everyone who participated in the blackout, petitions and phone messages, voting on SOPA and PIPA has been postponed. My elected official (Harry Reid) and author Lamar Smith have backed down, but obviously not given up. A success would be the bill being voted down and forgotten, but this is still a minor victory. I hope everyone is with me when I say I'm not giving up until both bills are voted down or completely dropped.