Tag Archives: SOPA
Mon, Jan 28, 2013 | 21:50 GMT
Hackers operating as part of Anyonymous have responded to the suicide of SOPA activist and programmer Aaron Swartz by embedding a game into several US websites, accessible by inputting the fabled Konami Code.
Sun, Jan 13, 2013 | 18:49 GMT
Fri, Jan 20, 2012 | 21:53 GMT
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 altogether.
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 | 21:48 GMT
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 | 22:55 GMT
Firefall developer Red 5 Studios is skipping E3 2012 booth, and devoting its energies to an anti-SOPA grass roots movement.
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 | 07:09 GMT
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.
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 | 06:34 GMT
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 lobbying records of four transactions dispatching lobbyists to discuss a range of matters, including PIPA and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). The ESA is a trade organisation which draws fund from member fees and E3, runs the ESRB, and actively champions the video game industry’s cause – but has come under fire for not reflecting its members’ values with regards to the controversial PIPA and SOPA. Both acts have hit obstacles this month.
Mon, Jan 16, 2012 | 08:41 GMT
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.
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 | 16:25 GMT
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.”
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 | 16:25 GMT
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.
Mon, Jan 09, 2012 | 06:38 GMT
38 Studios founder Curt Schilling has said the firm cannot “in good conscience support” the Stop Online Piracy Act as it is currently written.
Thu, Jan 05, 2012 | 17:19 GMT
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.
Wed, Jan 04, 2012 | 06:44 GMT
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.