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A Bit of Politics: The Industry and SOPA

Over the course of the week there has been a lot of news related to the , it's possible effects on the industry and its supporters. SOPA proposes that the power to sensor the internet be given to the entertainment industry. This means that they will get the ability to shutdown every unauthorized site with copyrighted material. This includes sites like YouTube, Facebook, blog sites just to name a few. This bill has the potential to affect the video game industry and that could be very bad for the industry.

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Several gaming companies have come forward to state their support for and against SOPA. The Entertainment Software Association, dedicated to serving the business and public affairs of companies that publish computer and video game, has come out and stated their support for the bill. As a result the ESA has taken several hits for their support. Since its inception more and more groups and people are fighting the bill because nothing good will come from the entertainment industry getting that much power.

What do you think of this bill? Are you for or against it? What do you think will happen if it does go into effect?

Here are a few links to paint the picture on SOPA:
Kotaku
joystiq
Stop Online Piracy Bill
Lifehacker

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