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  • Blog Post: ESA Drops SOPA Support

    The Entertainment Software Association, a trade group that represents U.S video game publishers, has dropped its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). "From the beginning, ESA has been committed to the passage of balanced legislation to address the illegal theft of intellectual property... More
  • Blog Post: Internet Piracy Bills Shelved

    After a week of internet protests , both the Protect Intellectual Property and Stop Online Piracy Act have been put on the shelf indefinitely. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid postponed the January 24 vote for the PIPA bill, while House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) issued a statement... More
  • Blog Post: A Day Of SOPA Protesting

    Some of the world’s largest websites shut down today to protest two legislative bills in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). The bills largely focus on anti-piracy and attacking... More
  • Blog Post: Quick Note On SOPA/PIPA

    Many of our readers are asking why Game Informer isn't offline today as part of the protest for the upcoming SOPA and PIPA legislation. First of all, sometimes keeping Game Informer up and running is more work than turning it off. While we love a good protest, by the time we could have arranged a... More
  • Blog Post: [Update]: SOPA Shelved For Now

    [Update]: House Oversight Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) says that Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has told him that he won't bring SOPA up to a vote in the House, shelving the proposed legislation for the time being. In a statement, Issa said, "While I remain concerned about... More
  • Blog Post: White House Explains SOPA/PIPA Position

    Three officials from the Obama administration articulated the White House's position on proposed anti-piracy legislation, balancing the need for strong antipiracy measures while respecting both freedom of expression and the way information and ideas are share on the Internet. The statement , which... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Opposes SOPA

    Joining the list of developers that oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act, Bungie threw its name in the hat this afternoon. "Bungie is opposed to any legislation that curtails free speech, stifles innovation, and prevents the open sharing of information on the Internet," the company wrote on its... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Nintendo, Sony, And Microsoft Never Pulled Back On Supporting SOPA

    [ Update ] The list in question, referenced below, never actually featured the names of Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo. The three companies in question signed themselves onto a letter from the US Chamber of Commerce which urged Congress to support something like SOPA, but it was never an official endorsement... More
  • Blog Post: The ESA Is Still Strongly In Support Of SOPA

    Possibly in response to the recent plethora of news stories covering SOPA and Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony's engagement with the act, the Entertainment Software Association has issued a statement. The ESA issued the following statement to Joystiq.com in regard to its stance on SOPA: "As an... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Live Avatars Losing Gun Rights Next Year

    We've been paying so much attention to SOPA that we forgot to look out for the smaller, more annoying versions of ourselves. On January 1, Xbox Live avatars will lose the right to wield new gun-like items. That's right, they can hold flowers and blow bubbles, but heaven forbid one of them pull... More
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