November 16, 2011

This Post Has Been Censored

If you visit Stella's Tomb Raider Site today, you'll notice a new look. I apologize for the black screen, but I think it's important that sites like mine help observe American Censorship Day. Today the black screen is just temporary, but if H.R.3261, the "Stop Online Piracy Act" passes, it could become permanent since walkthrough writers, speedrunners, amateur videographers and others could have their sites shut down permanently—and even face prosecution. I urge you all to visit americancensorship.org to find out more.

8 comments:

  1. If this passes its going to be very bad, but let's just hope that it won't,there where other bills, like that one for YouTube and it didn't pass, because it was insane. I just can't see what is so wrong in having site, like Stella has. I meen they can try to stop piracy, but this is not piracy, but still we will see what will happened and of course Stella will always have my full support!!

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  2. there taking our rights, jobs and more. Them in hollywood who have it all want to take it from people who have nothing.

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  3. Thanks for making me aware of this Stella. I really hope it doesn't pass because I see it as another example of the government involving itself where it doesn't belong. If a company with copywritten material feels its rights are being infringed it can sue in the civil courts, so why should congress stick their noses in? Don't they have anything better to do? Like maybe dealing with things like unemployment, health care, etc?

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  4. OriginalNetRaiderNov 27, 2011, 2:31:00 AM

    I thought this was completely outrageous until Black Tuesday in SA. The government in my country is trying to take away the freedom of the press, which is just unacceptable. Looks like they might actually succeed as well. Censorship has its place, but most of the time it goes completely OTT.

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  5. This is what happens when you vote in a liberal government. Make sure you vote out liberals in 2012 and vote in conservatives that will fight for less government and more freedoms.
    NOBAMA 2012!

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  6. @Anonymous: Maybe you should read the fine print. This bill was sponsored by Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, a conservative Republican, and has bipartisan support in the House. I think this issue cuts across traditional liberal/conservative lines. It clearly does, since you and I seem to be on the same side, and I'm waaaay more liberal than Obama. ;) I hope media consumers of all political persuasions will speak out against SOPA.

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  7. Update: The White House has just released a statement saying that while online piracy is a concern for the economy, it would not support legislation that "reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risks or undermines the dynamic, innovative global internet." Could that mean a veto should SOPA somehow manage to reach the president's desk?

    http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/39667/

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