Minecraft Creator To Protest SOPA

by Jim Reilly on Jan 13, 2012 at 07:16 AM

Markus "Notch" Persson said today he will take down Minecraft.net and Mojang.com on January 18 in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act.

He did not give any indication how long the protest will last. The bill would allow content creators to censor websites they feel are infringing on their content. Notch said one of the big reasons Minecraft has been so successful was from people posting screenshots of the game and videos on YouTube,

The version of Minecraft playable on PC through Minecraft.net will be unavailable during the protest, however downloaded copies will still be.

[Source: Twitter]