A weekly show I watch has made a very interesting point.
SOPA is backed by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), who run the annual E3 expo. The show suggested an all out boycott of E3. No attending, no mentioning, no booth, nothing, unless the ESA pulls support from SOPA/PIPA. A large commitment, especially from the largest video game website on the net, would surely work wonders.
Link the the show here, btw. They are fairly awesome, do a lot of insightful looks at part of the gaming industry, and how it can/needs to grow.
http://tinyurl.com/7glqqos (Gamespot wont let me link)
To the community, Mind helping me bump this so the mods can see it? And hopefully spread the word about both SOPA, and the boycott a little? Remember this is about us as much as it is about Gamespot, we need to boycott e3 as well, as tough as that sounds.
EDIT: :| Turns out...Gamespot has been the enemy all along. See CBS Corporation
EDIT 2: :] Turns out Gamespot does not support SOPA, but will they boycott E3?
The larger CBS corportation has shown it's support for SOPA, yes. This is because they want to protect their TV properties (such as How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, etc. on CBS and shows like Californication and Dexter on Showtime) which are frequently distributed illegally. Here at GameSpot, while we understand the need for copyright protection, we believe that the SOPA and PIPA bills attack the problems in a misguided way and that a great deal of work needs to be done to articulate solutions without affecting online freedoms. We've posted this story *below* to highlight the challenges and have been providing links to places where objections can be heard.
Kill it before it lays eggs! Moderator Darthkaiser