'League of Legends' Game Makers Come Out Against SOPA (InformationLiberation)
Wednesday January 11th, 2012
If you don't know League of Legends, it's a massively popular RTS game with millions of users.
Wikipedia states, "As of November 2011, League of Legends had over 32 million registrations and averages millions of players per day, with the number of concurrent users online at any given time peaking over half a million, doubling its player base in 4 months."
This is now on the front page of LeagueofLegends.com.
"SOPA/PIPA goes far beyond simply addressing piracy. This proposed legislation actually threatens any website that features user-generated content. In effect, any copyright holder could file a claim that a streaming website is hosting unauthorized content (such as a song in the background of a League of Legends stream). Under the law, ad networks, payment providers and internet service providers are now potentially liable for their user’s infringement. These services could then be compelled to immediately remove support for a streaming website or face a costly legal battle – at a minimum cutting off financial means, and likely shutting off the site entirely."
Read their full statement here.