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EA, Nintendo, and Sony Electronics remove SOPA support

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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:45 PM
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EA, Nintendo, and Sony Electronics remove SOPA support


www.gamesradar.com

EA, Nintendo, and Sony Electronics have erased their names from an ever-shrinking list of supporters for the US' Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Despite including themselves in the initial plea to the US Congress back in September 2011, the three gaming giants were recently discovered to have quietly disappeared from the list, which has seen its fair share of defectors since the SOPA debate began.

Sony's withdrawal is thought to be motivated in part by Anonymous' most recent threat. That said, it's more likely Sony chose to back away from a fight that has already crippled pro-SOPA sites
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:45 PM
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Recently I posted a thread (here) showing the corporations which have supported the SOPA and PIPA legislation. It seems as if pressure from the internet, the people and consumers alike has forced Sony, EA and Nintendo to withdraw their support for the unpopulour legislation. This is a great example of how people power can mobilize to fight the corrupt, powerfull and rotten.

www.gamesradar.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 19-1-2012 by SpeachM1litant because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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I wonder if EA did because Pirate Bay posted their email. Can't be good for business when half your patrons flock to such a place and are able see that even the gamers wanna sink internet freedom .



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 07:20 PM
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Sony doesn't want a repeat of April of last year. Playstation Network down for almost a month.? If I were Anon i'd make them appease it's users. Free MW3 DLC for everybody



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 07:25 PM
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Originally posted by CaptainNemo
Sony doesn't want a repeat of April of last year. Playstation Network down for almost a month.? If I were Anon i'd make them appease it's users. Free MW3 DLC for everybody


Good times



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 07:54 PM
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Originally posted by Jordan River

Originally posted by CaptainNemo
Sony doesn't want a repeat of April of last year. Playstation Network down for almost a month.? If I were Anon i'd make them appease it's users. Free MW3 DLC for everybody


Good times


Yes quite the blessing and reprieve for my opponents on Bioshock 2



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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Sony's withdrawal is thought to be motivated in part by Anonymous' most recent threat. That said, it's more likely Sony chose to back away from a fight that has already crippled pro-SOPA sites

good job ANON


XL5

posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 09:59 PM
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Now all we need is for sony to put its foot down on the double dipping "online pass" some games have (Uncharted 3). The game developers try to defend the act (making you buy online multiplayer AGAIN if you bought the game used through a code thats tied to your machine) by saying they are losing money some how when when you buy it used. They also claim they do it to lighten server load, yet, if people don't have the game anymore, they can't play it online. IMO, its just as evil as SOPA could be, I mean, whats next, needing to reactivate a used cars A/C because the car maker doesn't get money the second time around?

They don't love making games as much as they like making money. EA makes ALOT of money tweaking sports games. How can people buy a 60$ sports game one year, then the same one the next year just because the line up changes and they removed one thing and put another in? Same thing like paying for a DLC map/character from a previous game in a newer version.

If hackers didn't cost them money, they would still be with SOPA. I honesty wonder what would happen if they tried to take the porn away (the "P" could also stand for porn)...

Edit: also, forget getting single games cus a hacker thought it would be fun to give a popular game out. Instead, make all add-on free, content that SHOULD have been in the game and/or came out a few months after the games release. Don't hurt the game devs and companies, keep them honest, humble and pure.


edit on 19-1-2012 by XL5 because: see above ^^^



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:25 AM
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Originally posted by XL5
Now all we need is for sony to put its foot down on the double dipping "online pass" some games have (Uncharted 3). The game developers try to defend the act (making you buy online multiplayer AGAIN if you bought the game used through a code thats tied to your machine) by saying they are losing money some how when when you buy it used. They also claim they do it to lighten server load, yet, if people don't have the game anymore, they can't play it online. IMO, its just as evil as SOPA could be, I mean, whats next, needing to reactivate a used cars A/C because the car maker doesn't get money the second time around?

They don't love making games as much as they like making money. EA makes ALOT of money tweaking sports games. How can people buy a 60$ sports game one year, then the same one the next year just because the line up changes and they removed one thing and put another in? Same thing like paying for a DLC map/character from a previous game in a newer version.

If hackers didn't cost them money, they would still be with SOPA. I honesty wonder what would happen if they tried to take the porn away (the "P" could also stand for porn)...

Edit: also, forget getting single games cus a hacker thought it would be fun to give a popular game out. Instead, make all add-on free, content that SHOULD have been in the game and/or came out a few months after the games release. Don't hurt the game devs and companies, keep them honest, humble and pure.


edit on 19-1-2012 by XL5 because: see above ^^^


Amen!



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:05 AM
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Sony and EA "lost" in a "twitter war",i believe.Sites like this ask you just to sign,they don't spam your email or anything.They first wanted to reach 1.500.000 people against SOPA,they reached them,their next goal was 2.000.000,they reached it too.Their next goal is 2.500.000,now they are at 2,224,655..There are other similar sites.Some of them,after you sign,they ask you to share it to Facebook and twitter,and if you like they have a "sample tweet" to copy-paste on your twitter.It's


Save the free Internet @rupertmurdoch @Sony @EA say no to #SOPA and #PIPA #wikipediablackout Pls RT


I believe that if 2.000.000 people,tweet the same thing to Sony and EA,the companies HAVE to give up,and "obey" the "consumers' demands".Sony wouldn't risk to have an other Anonymous attack,and EA has already lost many consumers because of sites like PirateBay.Companies like these have to be on their people side,even if that comes with having their games shared free..
That's my opinion of course!!And about THIS ,the one i mentiont earlier,visit it,even if you don't sign.It's a great site



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 06:27 AM
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Don't like SOPA?

The entire reason why SOPA's authors and supporters have the money, influence, and power to put draconian bills like it forward in the first place is because of our daily patronizing of their corporations and the goods and services they provide.

Here are the folks you need to boycott.

Sponsors of this letter in support of "rogue sites legislation" include:

3M
Alliance of Automobile Manufactures
American Apparel and Footwear Associations
Autodesk Inc.
Bose Corporation
Broadcast Music Inc (BMI)
Caterpillar
CBS
Council of Fashion Designers of America
Ford Motor Company
GlaxoSmith Kline
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Johnson & Johnson
L'Oreal
Macmillian
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
National Basketball Association (NBA)
National Football League (NFL)
NBC Universal
News Corporation (Fox News)
NHL
Nike
Oakley
Pfizer
PGA of America
Philip Morris International
Reebok
Rite Aid
Rolex
Rosetta Stone
Software & Information Industry Association
Dow Chemical
McGraw-Hill
Timberland
Walt Disney
Tiffany & Co.
Time Warner
Toshiba
US Chamber of Commerce
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
Universal Music Group
Viacom
Wal-Mart
Warner Music Group
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Xerox Corporation
Zippo Manufacturing

Screw 'em.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 08:49 AM
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Originally posted by CaptainNemo
Sony doesn't want a repeat of April of last year. Playstation Network down for almost a month.? If I were Anon i'd make them appease it's users. Free MW3 DLC for everybody


they gave everyone wit a psn account 2 free games after that incident.
not to mention the online service is free to begin with. PS3 ftw!



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 08:55 AM
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Originally posted by TheExopolitician
Don't like SOPA?

The entire reason why SOPA's authors and supporters have the money, influence, and power to put draconian bills like it forward in the first place is because of our daily patronizing of their corporations and the goods and services they provide.

Here are the folks you need to boycott.

Sponsors of this letter in support of "rogue sites legislation" include:

3M
Alliance of Automobile Manufactures
American Apparel and Footwear Associations
Autodesk Inc.
Bose Corporation
Broadcast Music Inc (BMI)
Caterpillar
CBS
Council of Fashion Designers of America
Ford Motor Company
GlaxoSmith Kline
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Johnson & Johnson
L'Oreal
Macmillian
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
National Basketball Association (NBA)
National Football League (NFL)
NBC Universal
News Corporation (Fox News)
NHL
Nike
Oakley
Pfizer
PGA of America
Philip Morris International
Reebok
Rite Aid
Rolex
Rosetta Stone
Software & Information Industry Association
Dow Chemical
McGraw-Hill
Timberland
Walt Disney
Tiffany & Co.
Time Warner
Toshiba
US Chamber of Commerce
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
Universal Music Group
Viacom
Wal-Mart
Warner Music Group
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Xerox Corporation
Zippo Manufacturing

Screw 'em.




why are Caterpillar and the NHL involved in a internet security debate to begin with? out of your element much?

what about zippo? wtf do they know about internet security and who cares what the think?

WWE? give me a break! LOLZ! "the clown network" is here to save us from the evil internets.. lol



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 09:23 AM
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Originally posted by XL5
They don't love making games as much as they like making money.


Just imagine all the game creators who LOVE to create games doing it for the bliss, appreciation, lauds, name recognition and Self-satisfaction - if We got rid of the need for money.

I can see it now... Groups joining sigmergistically (think Linux) to compete not for money but for fame!

SOPA would be an evil ghost of an even more evil money-driven society.

(To get rid of the need for money, add what money represents: meaningful energy expended. I would post links to information on this, but I have reasons not to. Do a search for "electrogravitics Amaterasu" to find that info here on ATS.)



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 09:40 AM
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I don't know how much you know about the WWE, but I'd be shocked if Vince McMachon wasn't all the way behind SOPA. Streamed PPVs have got to gut the crap out of profits.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 09:44 AM
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Maybe they've seen that they can be replaced. Or maybe they just don't want to be hacked. Who knows. Whether they're on the list or not, they have a vested interest in this going forward.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 09:50 AM
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Bah it's meaningless. They support it still I'm sure but waited until they were sure it would flop before withdrawing.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 12:43 PM
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The entire gaming industry has always treated its customers like the enemy, From ridiculous DLC that you have to pay for (things that where meant to be in the game and removed before launch to make more money), To releasing games have finished.

Nintendo, sony, and the ESA support of Sopa is just one more example on how they view their customers, Lucky I think that is changing as the Gaming demographic ages and gains more power.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 12:58 PM
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This, folks, is an excellent example of what can happen when you get down to business and fight fire with fire. Nice job, Anonymous.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:06 PM
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Originally posted by spaceg0at
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why are Caterpillar and the NHL involved in a internet security debate to begin with? out of your element much?

what about zippo? wtf do they know about internet security and who cares what the think?


The only reason I can think is that their parent companies require it. I have no idea if they have parent companies btw.



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