Good Old Games has joined the fight against SOPA. The Polish company revealed today on their official website that it’s impossible to say ‘what impact that legislation could have on a global company like GOG.com‘. Good Old Games believe that SOPA won’t stop piracy as it works in similar way with DRM. Therefore, and although GOG is opposed to piracy and copyright infringement, they are against SOPA in their current form.
As the company stated:
“What are SOPA and PIPA? These are two different bills that have a stated goal of providing the US government and various IP rightsholders with tools to curb piracy and copyright infringement online. Many web giants, including Amazon, Google, Twitter, Reddit, and eBay have stressed how worried they feel about SOPA and PIPA, because while it is a method to reduce piracy and infringement, it is probably not a good one.”
“Will SOPA/PIPA work? It might, depending on your definition of “work.” It will put the power over what content is available on the Internet very firmly into the hands of people who are rights-holders–or who claim to be. It will restrict the scope of legitimate content allowed on websites in ways we probably don’t even know yet. A few examples of what might change if SOPA is passed: it could kill streaming of game footage or even game-chat, radically alter how your favorite user-generated content websites–including the GOG.com forums–function, and finally, it may well undermine the basic structure of the Internet.”
This is great news for everyone. Epic Games, GOG, Nvidia, Notch, Mommy’s Best Games, and Riot Games have publically stated that they are against SOPA!