Posted on January 5, 2012, Phil Owen Epic Says SOPA Sucks
Despite being a member of the Electronic Software Association, which supports SOPA, Epic Games is coming out and saying that the Stop Online Piracy Act is not a good thing.
“We do not support the current version of SOPA,” said Epic Games senior PR manager Dana Cowley on the Epic forums. “We are members of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), a trade organization that is working with legislators to refine the bill.”
Well, that’s optimistic. She continued:
Epic Games supports efforts that would stop overseas websites profiting from pirating our games, but we have to do that in a way that’s compatible with freedom of speech and due process of law.
Well, it’s good to see an ESA member speak out against the bill. They were just the first of a couple, though, as 38 Studios and Trion Worlds have also had some strong words about it. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a trend.