SOPA

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SOPA headlines

  • SOPA activist Aaron Swartz has died

    Aaron Swartz, programmer and Internet activist who helped scrap the Stop Online Piracy Act bill from passing in Congress through his Demand Progress group, has died.

  • PIPA vote postponed, SOPA shelved, ESA drops support

    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid (NV) has postponed a vote on PIPA due to various issues and protests surrounding the bill, stating there’s “no reason that the legitimate issues raised by many about this bill cannot be resolved.” SOPA has also been postponed for the time being, and the ESA has dropped support of it […]

  • SOPA blackout protests yield results

    This week’s Internet blackout protests against the Stop Online Piracy (SOPA) and Protect IP (PIPA) acts preceded a number of capitulations from key US politicians.

  • Red 5 drops out of E3 2012 to form anti-SOPA movement

    Firefall developer Red 5 Studios is skipping E3 2012 booth, and devoting its energies to an anti-SOPA grass roots movement.

  • SOPA blackout: JAW, Oddworld, RPS, Gama, SavyGamer protest

    Oddworld developer Just Add Water and the Oddworld website, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Gamasutra and SavyGamer have all blacked out in protest to SOPA this morning.

  • Report - ESA dropped up to $190,000 on PIPA lobbying

    Despite the reluctance of many of its member companies, the ESA apparently spent up to $190,000 in support of the Protect IP Act last year. Kotaku turned up

  • SOPA senate vote delayed until "consensus" is found

    The anticipated vote on SOPA has been delayed until the US House of Senate can find some sort of “consensus,” its been announced over the weekend.

  • White House "will not support" SOPA as it stands

    The Obama administration has responded to a petition against the SOPA and PIPA bills stating: “any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small.”

  • SOPA: DNS blocking pulled; PIPA needs "more study"

    SOPA author and US Representative Lamar Smith of Texas has removed a controversial component of the bill, which would have required Internet Service Providers to block access to non-US websites accused of copyright and piracy violations.

  • 38 Studios, MLG, others clarify stance on SOPA

    38 Studios founder Curt Schilling has said the firm cannot “in good conscience support” the Stop Online Piracy Act as it is currently written.

  • Epic says it does not "support the current version of SOPA"

    Epic Games has stated it does not support the current version of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a bill drafted by Texas Republican Representative Lamar Smith and 12 co-sponsors.

  • ESA re-affirms SOPA support, mindful of "concerns"

    US lobby group ESA has issued a statement re-affirming its support of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill currently floating around in the US House and Senate, following the removal of EA, Nintendo and Sony from a list of companies which specifically support the move.