Now That SOPA Is Dead, The ESA Stopped Supporting It

Today we heard that SOPA and PIPA were being tabled indefinitely. That’s good news.

Also good news: the Entertainment Software Association issued a statement today withdrawing its support of the two bills. Interesting timing there. Here’s their statement.

From the beginning, ESA has been committed to the passage of balanced legislation to address the illegal theft of intellectual property found on foreign rogue sites. Although the need to address this pervasive threat to our industry’s creative investment remains, concerns have been expressed about unintended consequences stemming from the current legislative proposals. Accordingly, we call upon Congress, the Obama Administration, and stakeholders to refocus their energies on producing a solution that effectively balances both creative and technology interests. As an industry of innovators and creators, we understand the importance of both technological innovation and content protection and are committed to working with all parties to encourage a balanced solution.

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6 Comments on Now That SOPA Is Dead, The ESA Stopped Supporting It


On January 20, 2012 at 11:48 pm

you ESA, we watched as you attacked our Freedom. Your members won’t be getting any money from me.


On January 21, 2012 at 5:21 am

I personally propose that the geeks of the world unite for one month. We boycott any purchases from any companies (gaming, movies, tv, and music) that pushed for SOPA/PIPA to pass.

Mortimer McMire

On January 21, 2012 at 6:33 am

Once again, the ESA shows why nobody gives a crap about them anymore by withdrawing support AFTER the damn bills are rendered comatose.


On January 21, 2012 at 11:47 am

If it passed or was still up for further discussion they wouldn’t change opinion ESA has become a harbor for a bunch of Corporate s.


On January 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm

You know the MOMENT they reintroduce SOPA, possibly under another name, ESA will jump right back on the bandwagon.

Misleading article reader

On January 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

This article is misleading… SOPA isn’t dead yes it was put to a standstill but nothing less or more, it is not dead if that is the case then megaupload wouldn’t have gotten hit as hard as they did…

to hell with SOPA, PIPA and the ESA