@Gamespot; Join the E3 boycott to help stop SOPA?

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#1 killab2oo5
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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

https://sites.google.com/site/boycottsopasponsors/home/list-of-supporters-and-sponsors

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.

http://www.gamespot.com/features/sopa-the-bill-that-wants-to-break-your-internet-6346561/

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#2 freedomfreak
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Seems like everyone is boycotting SOPA.

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#3 Nengo_Flow
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I hope the guys over at Epic Battle Axe boycott it as well. EBC FTW!!! Anyone here listen to EBC?
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#4 finalstar2007
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Stop SOPA! hope SOPA loses

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#6 Slow_Show
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List of SOPA Supporters:

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CBS Corporation

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Err, good luck with that Killab. :P

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#7 killab2oo5
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:| Well hot damn...isn't this something. Starting my boycott on Gamespot right now. I do believe you all should follow me.
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#8 babycakin
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NO SOPA and NO PIPA !!!

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#9 Goyoshi12
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Yeah....not like they really have a choice, sadly. :?

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#10 RandomWinner
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SOPA is way too unpopular now to pass. People are writing in all over the place and signing petitions. They'll back off.

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#11 Phoenix534
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I love that SOPA is still the primary focus of these blackouts even though they're happening after SOPA got shelved. Wouldn't it make more sense to put PIPA up front in the protests seeing as it's the one being voted on next week?

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#12 sailor232
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I second the riot idea. I'll get the keroscene and the sticks covered with cloth, someone needs to go get the garden tools.

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#13 sonic1564
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Damn, I will join, but I'm too busy boycotting wal-mart. This SUCKS

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#14 iamrob7
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SOPA probably won't pass now, but PIPA might. In all honesty I doubt anyone expected SOPA to pass. It was probably a distraction allowing PIPA to get through.

The mantra should now be STOP PIPA (and also SOPA).

But yeah we should be boycotting GS really.

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#15 BrunoBRS
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gamespot has been firmly anti-SOPA last i checked.
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#16 killab2oo5
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gamespot has been firmly anti-SOPA last i checked.BrunoBRS
If this is true then my boycott is officially over.
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#17 Banjo_Kongfooie
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What is wrong about being against piracy?
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#18 RandomWinner
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[QUOTE="BrunoBRS"]gamespot has been firmly anti-SOPA last i checked.killab2oo5
If this is true then my boycott is officially over.

We did it everybody! Nice work.

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#19 madsnakehhh
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GS staffers have firmly said that they are against SOPA even if CBS supports it.

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#20 Stevo_the_gamer  Moderator
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Well, poop. So long E3, and GS.
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#22 Cherokee_Jack
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Gamespot does not necessarily support SOPA just because their parent company does.
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#23 Gxgear
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[QUOTE="BrunoBRS"]gamespot has been firmly anti-SOPA last i checked.killab2oo5
If this is true then my boycott is officially over.

Well that lasted all of what, 40 minutes? :lol:

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#24 Banjo_Kongfooie
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Gamespot does not necessarily support SOPA just because their parent company does.Cherokee_Jack
This but what is the big deal about companies supporting legislation that would guard their intellectual property?
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#25 killab2oo5
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What is wrong about being against piracy?Banjo_Kongfooie
Have you been under a rock the past week or so?
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#26 Phoenix534
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[QUOTE="BrunoBRS"]gamespot has been firmly anti-SOPA last i checked.hummer700

If you scroll to the bottom of the page you'll see "© 2012 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved' CBS is a SOPA sponsor.

Just because CBS is supports SOPA doesn't mean that Gamespot has too. They can't control Gamespot's opinion.

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#27 mitu123
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Die SOPA die.

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#28 Cherokee_Jack
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[QUOTE="Cherokee_Jack"]Gamespot does not necessarily support SOPA just because their parent company does.Banjo_Kongfooie
This but what is the big deal about companies supporting legislation that would guard their intellectual property?

Oh, perfect, now our trolls are moving on to politics. Soon SW will be full of religion threads.
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#29 Riverwolf007
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Seems like everyone is boycotting SOPA.

freedomfreak

well yeah duh, who the hell likes Italian soap?

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#30 sonic1564
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I'm shooting SOPA countlessly. Why won't it die damn it?

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#31 Banjo_Kongfooie
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[QUOTE="Banjo_Kongfooie"]What is wrong about being against piracy?killab2oo5
Have you been under a rock the past week or so?

Do you really think the government will delete the internet?

I do not agree with everything but piracy must be stopped.

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#32 killab2oo5
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[QUOTE="killab2oo5"][QUOTE="Banjo_Kongfooie"]What is wrong about being against piracy?Banjo_Kongfooie

Have you been under a rock the past week or so?

Do you really think the government will delete the internet?

I do not agree with everything but piracy must be stopped.

You think they wont? u_u Would not bet my chances.
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#33 babycakin
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[QUOTE="Banjo_Kongfooie"]What is wrong about being against piracy?killab2oo5
Have you been under a rock the past week or so?

Banjo :o

Go take a look at Wikipedia about....no scratch that, just do a general search for it and you'll see what all the commotion is about. It's more than just fighting piracy. EDIT: nevermind, just saw your last post.

NOO!! The protest is over?! :cry:

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[QUOTE="killab2oo5"][QUOTE="Banjo_Kongfooie"]What is wrong about being against piracy?Banjo_Kongfooie

Have you been under a rock the past week or so?

Do you really think the government will delete the internet?

I do not agree with everything but piracy must be stopped.

delete the internet? no. but the legislation is written loosely enough to make it pretty easy to kill any website. it's youtube's copyright policy cranked up to 11.
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[QUOTE="killab2oo5"][QUOTE="Banjo_Kongfooie"]What is wrong about being against piracy?Banjo_Kongfooie

Have you been under a rock the past week or so?

Do you really think the government will delete the internet?

I do not agree with everything but piracy must be stopped.

Piracy should be stopped, but this is not the answer. Would you flood an entire city to put out a fire at one house?

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[QUOTE="killab2oo5"][QUOTE="Banjo_Kongfooie"]What is wrong about being against piracy?Banjo_Kongfooie

Have you been under a rock the past week or so?

Do you really think the government will delete the internet?

I do not agree with everything but piracy must be stopped.

The problem is they need to attack piracy with a scalpel. What they're trying to do attack it with one big ass machete piracy has to be monitored yes. But starting a bill for censorship is just a small step towards mass censorship.
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#37 SecretPolice
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The f'en laws are on the books already, this is just an over regulatory government action as has been seen a plenty and especially, especially over the last 3 years !! :evil:

Keep your grimy little, filthy dictator paws off the last best tool for free speech, free market, freedom !!!!!!

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#38 Demonjoe93
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Hope they don't.

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#39 Jandurin
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yeah, i knew CBS was for SOPA i've been saying that on OT all day
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#40 rasengan2552
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some people have no idea what this bill can do if it is infact passed.

they can take off anything on the net that violates the new set of rules tehy will have in place, which will be a VERY STRICT set of guidelines.

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#41 GeoffZak
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It's so stupid, how can they let SOPA pass?

It's FREE ADVERTISING they'd be getting rid of.

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[QUOTE="killab2oo5"][QUOTE="Banjo_Kongfooie"]What is wrong about being against piracy?Banjo_Kongfooie

Have you been under a rock the past week or so?

Do you really think the government will delete the internet?

I do not agree with everything but piracy must be stopped.

It's not the government but corporations.

News corp ceo...

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#43 killab2oo5
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[QUOTE="Banjo_Kongfooie"]

[QUOTE="killab2oo5"] Have you been under a rock the past week or so?BrunoBRS

Do you really think the government will delete the internet?

I do not agree with everything but piracy must be stopped.

delete the internet? no. but the legislation is written loosely enough to make it pretty easy to kill any website. it's youtube's copyright policy cranked up to 11.

Well I know that wont delete the interneeeet, but like you said...basically they could if they wanted with this law.
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#44 SecretPolice
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[QUOTE="Banjo_Kongfooie"]

[QUOTE="killab2oo5"] Have you been under a rock the past week or so?SAGE_OF_FIRE

Do you really think the government will delete the internet?

I do not agree with everything but piracy must be stopped.

It's not the government but corporations.

News corp ceo...

a

Oh hell with all that nonsense !!!

No matter who supports it, Corporations can't pass laws nor put people in jail nor infringe on your internet activity but tyrannical governments and it's leaders can dontchaknow ?

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#45 Ilovegames1992
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I was supporting it for teh lulz until i saw that scumbag Murdoch supported it. Fuk the SOPA bill the fuking kunt of a bill. Viva la revolution!!!

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#46 scorch-62
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GameSpot's owners' owners support SOPA. That does not mean GameSpot supports SOPA. I wouldn't put it passed them, though.
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#47 evo4x4hardcore8
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No i dont support either. Digg and anything else my protest on by blog! We can show we want to say no!

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#48 klusps
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I hope the guys over at Epic Battle Axe boycott it as well. EBC FTW!!! Anyone here listen to EBC?Nengo_Flow

I do but I haven't listen to them quite a while since I haven't seen any of their videos on Gametrailers. I know they have an official website but I'm too lazy to check it.:P

Anyways I don't support SOPA. I think big corporations benifits much more from people advertising for them for free via Facebook, Youtube, or Twitter.

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#49 fidosim
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GameSpot's owners' owners support SOPA. That does not mean GameSpot supports SOPA. I wouldn't put it passed them, though.scorch-62
Scumbag Gamespot: Loosens forum censorship so we'll let our guard down / Supports censoring the rest of the internet.
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Sofa is a mean man.