Wednesday, January 18, 2012

You may have noticed that my site was offline yesterday in support of the protests against the SOPA/PIPA internet censorship anti-piracy legislation being drafted in the U.S. Congress. If you're an American citizen and you haven't gotten involved yet, please consider doing so. If these bills pass, there's a very real chance that fan gaming — including everything we do at ScruffyDragon — would suddenly become illegal under U.S. law, and we'd be shut down. :(

I know a lot of my readers are not U.S. citizens, and you might be a little irritated with all this nonsense. Why should you care? Well, the fact is, other nations often take cues from the United States on this type of law, so if these bills pass here, there's a nonzero chance that your country will consider passing something similar. And the Internet would be a sadder, grimmer place if that happens.

We now return you to our regularly scheduled broadcast, already in progress.


I'd just like to point out that the United States government vanished Megaupload/Megavideo/etc. today.
Yo soy de EspaƱa y en mi pais hay una ley parecida a la SOPA llamada SINDE. Con esas leyes nos quitan la libertad. La SOPA destruye la libertad del usuario. Tenemos este gran problema en todo el mundo y todos los paises. Tenemos que ser fuertes y luchar contra las leyes injustas. Animos Buyog, eres el mejor.

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