Minecraft Says No To SOPA
No one really thinks SOPA is a great idea, and in fact, most think it’s downright detestable that free speech should be cast aside for corporate profit. Minecraft’s developer Notch agrees and voices his opinion; “No sane person can be for SOPA,” he said. “I don’t know if we’re sane, but we are strongly, uncompromisingly against SOPA, and any similar laws. Sacrificing freedom of speech for the benefit of corporate profit is abominable and disgusting.” This is understandable as SOPA will be especially devastating to indie development and its associated communities. Moreover, it’ll seriously impair eGamer and many sites like it.
As such, Minecraft will be going dark on January the 18th in protest. This is only the start of protests to come and it’s a good start to rejecting a law that will negatively impact the internet, no matter where you live.
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If you’re not aware of the SOPA act, just Google it, there’s plenty to learn and get angry over with the first couple searches.