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Epic voices SOPA unease, despite ESA backing

Gears of War and Infinity Blade developer Epic Games has publically stated that it does not support America’s Stop Online Piracy Act in its current form. This puts the studio directly at odds with the Entertainment Software Association – of which Epic is a member – which earlier this week …

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What is SOPA?

Introduced in October last year, the Stop Online Piracy Act seeks to empower both the US Government and copyright holders with the power to shut down sites that illegally share copyrighted material. If put into law, companies will be able to apply for a court order against any website accused …

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ESA reaffirms SOPA support

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has reiterated its uncategorical support for America’s controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). If implemented, SOPA will allow both the US government and copyright holders to apply for court orders to close down or block access to websites deemed to be hosting copyrighted content. However, …

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EA, Nintendo and Sony withdraw SOPA support

Three of gaming’s biggest companies have withdrawn support for America’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). EA, Nintendo and Sony had all previously backed the movement but their names have since disappeared from the official list of corporate supporters. The move comes as hacker group Anonymous released a video threatening to …

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