U.S. Congressman Who Plays League of Legends Opposes SOPA
Yesterday morning, Riot Games CEO Brandon Beck posted his official opposition to SOPA in a statement on the League of Legends forums, listing reasons why LoL players should actively support the anti-SOPA movement. While it’s no surprise to see Riot express their opposition to SOPA, it was surprising to see a U.S. Congressman chime in.
In a forum post, Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado introduced himself and stated:
I’m particularly concerned that SOPA might stifle the kind of innovation that brings us games we love, such as LoL. The bill makes it far too easy for angry competitors to sue good law abiding companies out of existence. It threatens any company or website that depends on user-generated content, even companies like Riot. Instead of coming up with great ways to keep making games like LoL even better, companies will have to spend their money hiring lawyers. That’s why companies like Riot, who want to protect the games they create, are opposed to SOPA.
I’d vote for him.
If I lived in the U.S.
And agreed with the rest of his policies.
Does a combination of “League of Legends player” and “Opposer of SOPA” make this Congressman cool?
via PC Gamer