This article from TIME helps clarify some misinformation that has been circulating about EA's stance on SOPA. EA as an individual company has not expressed a public position on SOPA. However, the company is a member of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) which is an industry association that actively supports SOPA. Additionally, EA signed on to a letter before SOPA was introduced supporting some broad policies that became the basis for SOPA. As the article states, "In reality, [companies like EA] are keeping a safe distance from specific legislation while their trade group, the ESA, gets its hands dirty." Shashank's petition is calling on EA to publicly oppose SOPA.