Entertainment Software Association Drops SOPA SupportCategory: Internet
Posted: January 20, 2012 08:02PM
By now I am sure you have seen the news that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) votes have been delayed, with both bills possibly even facing cancellation. What you may not have seen is the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has dropped its support of SOPA, which is a huge blow to the bill. Many of the ESA members, like Epic Games, have voiced opposition to SOPA and PIPA, while the ESA remained pretty quiet except to say it still supported both bills. Now, with the votes delayed for the bills, the ESA has changed its tune and has even called on the current White House administration and Congress to come up with a better proposal to combat online piracy.
Without the Entertainment Software Association supporting SOPA, one has to wonder just how many supporters are actually left. As always, remember to do your part to tell Congress why SOPA and PIPA should be outright canceled.