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Here's a few updates regarding SOPA.

Not sure if Mega caught it but there's a post by an ACTUAL CONGRESS MEMBER on LoL forums posting about his opposition to SOPA.

Help Us Stop SOPA - League of Legends Community

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rep Jared Polis
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 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.
If i lived in colorado i'd make sure this guy got reelected ok.

Also, the whole website/DNS blocking provision got removed. but don't be fooled. The bill still targets the same sites and still needs to die.

Lamar Smith removes DNS blocking from SOPA | Joystiq
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