The Number Of Pirates Arrested In Japan Since October Might Surprise…

Well, it's been 3 months since Japan's own version of SOPA was passed. For those unfamiliar or cannot be bothered to research: in October, the copying of copy-protected and encoded materials, the sale of software and hardware that circumvents copy or access protection, and the intentional download of illegally… » 1/17/13 7:00am 1/17/13 7:00am

ESA Drops SOPA Support, Video Game Lobby Laments Bill's 'Unintended…

The Entertainment Software Association no longer supports the Stop Online Piracy Act, the controversial anti-piracy bill that was shelved earlier today in the House of Representatives after a week of fierce online protests. » 1/20/12 4:07pm 1/20/12 4:07pm

Congressional Vote on PIPA Gets Delayed, Meaning Controversial Bill…

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced in a tweet today that he's postponing the voting on the controversial Protect IP Act—better known as PIPA—according to Ars Technica. This delay comes days after a massive internet blackout protest and mobilization of thousands of voters contacting Congress to register their… » 1/20/12 10:15am 1/20/12 10:15am

More Senators Abandon PIPA, But Lead Author Says Blackout Sites…

Support for PIPA, the Senate version of the notorious Stop Online Piracy Act, is dwindling faster than most media outlets can keep up with them. If you woke up to an article today that reported that X number of Senators have dropped their support for the Protect IP Act, you can assume they under-counted. » 1/19/12 12:00pm 1/19/12 12:00pm

...And Yet Another Senator Drops Support for PIPA

The rough day for the the Protect IP Act, the Senate's version of the notorious SOPA, continues. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, once a co-sponsor, has pulled his support. He Tweeted: "It is simply not ready for prime time." » 1/18/12 3:46pm 1/18/12 3:46pm

Gaming Industry Spent As Much As $190,000 Pushing for Senate Version…

Many gamers and video game companies can't stand the Stop Online Piracy Act and its companion bill the Protect IP Act (PIPA). But the Entertainment Software Association, the lobbyists who stage E3 each year and defend gaming's freedom of speech rights, thinks PIPA is a good idea. » 1/16/12 1:30pm 1/16/12 1:30pm

The Vote on the Bill to Kill the Internet has Been Delayed

According to a report on The Hill, over the weekend it was arranged that a planned vote on the Stop Online Piracy Act would not go ahead "unless there is consensus on the bill". » 1/16/12 12:30am 1/16/12 12:30am

This is What Razer Thinks of SOPA

Earlier today we reported that Bungie and even The White House came out to oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act better known as SOPA. Well, now you can count Razer among the opposition. They've even created a lovely visual representation of their feelings on the subject. » 1/15/12 1:30am 1/15/12 1:30am

PC Game Cancels E3 Appearance as SOPA Protest, Shutting Down Beta for…

You may have noticed a few websites around the place pledge to "shut down" on January 18 in protest against the awful Stop Online Piracy Act. That's all well and good, but now Red 5 Studios, the developers behind the upcoming Firefall, are doing it as well. Thing is, they're shutting down their video game. » 1/13/12 1:20am 1/13/12 1:20am

Sega Responds to SOPA Question Like a Heartless Robot, Apologises Like …

A reader of site HotBloodedGaming decided to email Sega and ask what the company's stance on the Stop Online Piracy Act was. Sega was nice enough to reply. Well, as nice as an automatic mailing system that's completely useless is capable of being, anyway. » 1/12/12 9:00pm 1/12/12 9:00pm