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SOPA and PIPA placed on hold

By Steve Watts, Jan 20, 2012 12:45pm PST

Both PIPA and SOPA have been postponed, following large-scale protests of the legislation on Wednesday.


"Speaking of China, isn't it funny that the most regulated internet in the world has such huge ..."

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Red 5 Studios launches 'League For Gamers' non-profit protesting SOPA/PIPA

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 18, 2012 12:30pm PST

Red 5 Studios has launched the 'League For Gamers,' a non-profit organization for gamers and developers meant to oppose anti-industry legislation like SOPA.


"The members of the team have worked on other games and such. Razer has joined them on that ..."

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Ludum Dare hosting 'Stop SOPA' indie game jam

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 17, 2012 2:30pm PST

A new 24-hour indie game-development jam themed around protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has been announced for January 18 via Ludum Dare.


Firefall dev shutting down beta in protest of SOPA

By Xav de Matos, Jan 12, 2012 5:55pm PST

Firefall developer Red 5 Studios has notified Shacknews that it will shut down its ongoing beta and close its website on for 24 hours beginning January 18 in protest of the 'Stop Online Piracy Act.'


"Yeah, both Firefall and Diablo 3 are great games !! Can't wait...."

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Entertainment Software Association continues to support SOPA

By Xav de Matos, Jan 03, 2012 4:45pm PST

The video game trade association behind events such as E3, the Entertainment Software Association, states that it continues to support the controversial "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA).


"goddamn do i love the term "rogue websites" it's like code for "i have no fucking idea what ..."

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Nintendo, Sony, EA drop SOPA support

By Steve Watts, Jan 02, 2012 7:15am PST

Nintendo, Sony, and EA have dropped their direct support for the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act.


"Dropped support, my ass! They're all still supporting them! Quit spreading lies, Shacknews!"

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Nintendo, Sony, EA support Stop Online Piracy Act

By Steve Watts, Nov 18, 2011 1:15pm PST

Nintendo, Sony, and EA were all listed as corporate sponsors of a letter urging lawmakers to create new anti-piracy legislation, which has now been introduced as the Stop Online Piracy Act.


"A bit of narrative evidence: I ran out and bought TvC after watching an EVO. I also bought SC2 ..."

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