Stop supporting the Stop Online Piracy Act!
  • Petitioned Entertainment Software Association

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Entertainment Software Association

Stop supporting the Stop Online Piracy Act!

    1. Petition by

      Glenn Cook

      St. Louis, MO

 

I am one of millions of passionate gamers around the world. As one, I cannot stand by and watch as the Entertainment Software Association continues to support the Stop Online Piracy Act. The ESA has 34 members, including Disney Interactive, Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment America, EA, SEGA, Capcom, Microsoft, Take-Two, Square Enix, and Namco Bandai. Some companies have individually expressed their disapproval of SOPA, but because they are part of ESA, they are still supporting the bill through association.
Section 102 of SOPA states:

A service provider shall take technically feasible and reasonable measures designed to prevent access by its subscribers located within the United States to the foreign infringing site (or portion thereof) that is subject to the order...Such actions shall be taken as expeditiously as possible, but in any case within five days after being served with a copy of the order, or within such time as the court may order.

Because of the lack of due process and broad terminology of the bill, the SOPA bill will effectively give the government and corporations control over the flow of information through Internet censorship. Sites like Youtube, where gamers and millions of others upload their footage, will be in jeopardy, along with any websites outside of the USA that have a large audience within the USA. The passing of this bill will also set precedence for similar bills to pass in other countries. The ESA and its members need to know that the gaming community, the ones who support these companies with its dollars, does not support such a broad and inhibiting act. Tell the ESA and its members that we do not stand for Internet censorship, we do not support those who support SOPA, and demand that the ESA retract its support of the Stop Online Piracy Act!

 

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    1. We've reached 110 supporters! Let's reach even more!

      Glenn Cook
      Petition Organizer

      Though we've reached 110 supporters, which is a great achievement, let's not let up on the fight against ESA and SOPA! Let all of your friends know about the petition, share it on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, etc. Email all your contacts. With widespread attention, we the people can have great influence! Be the change that you want to see!

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    • Rafal Monasterski RIPON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      I want my internet to be free of censorship.

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    • Kay M 2, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      The internet must be free! As Americans, this violates our rights to freedom of speech! This is going to make the internet go downhill if SOPA is passed. This also violates privacy! It is actually heartbreaking how much this country is going down hill. We used to be "the land of the free" and now look how that is going. It hardly seems "free" anymore, and our last bit of "freedom" for internet users will be gone. We want to belong of a country we can be proud of, not a country that's going to stalk us online. Also, let's see...Big Business vs. People's rights. I think I'm more in favor for people's rights. That is why I am signing today.

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    • Janet Komada LAKEWOOD, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      I am an American who can no longer remain silent as our government and big business steal our liberties. The U.S. will join the list of other governments that censor the internet like China, N, Korea, Iran, Cuba, and Syria. Not a good list to be on!!!

      Our government no longer represents us. We must unite to stop the greed and corruption so we can once again have a government by the people, for the people.

      They steal away our liberties, jobs, homes, and our future. With the help of our government not one bankster was audited, charged, jailed or held accountable for the looting of America. While thousands of citizens were pepper sprayed, beaten, arrested and denied their 1st Amendment rights for protesting their fraud, bailouts, and bonuses paid for by you.

      If you’re here signing a petition then consider joining a group of your choice. Be loud; be visible so our government can see our numbers. Our country was started with citizens protesting and throughout our history has brought about our greatest changes. Freedom is not free; sometimes you have to fight for it.

      Jan Komada

      Occupy Lakewood, Ohio

      Occupy where you live.

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    • Reynald François MARSEILLE, FRANCE
      • over 2 years ago

      I've been a consummate gamer since the 80s and am a game developer by trade.

      This is not a anti-piracy bill, this will not fix anything.

      This is a government-sanctioned censorship, and a basic denial of freedom and rights.

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    • Jessica Evans RINGWOOD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      The act actually infringes the laws of neighbouring countries' copyright and privacy laws. America does not own the internet (and will NEVER own it), and so cannot create laws which will ultimately affect the world.

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