SOPA/PIPA and MUGEN
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.