Major League Gaming Moves Over 100 Domains from GoDaddy to Oppose SOPA

Posted Mon Jan 9, 2012 at 08:30 AM PST by Dick Ward

Yet another significant force in gaming has spoken out against the SOPA, and this one even took action.

Game companies big and small have come out against the Stop Online Piracy Act even though the Electronic Software Association supports it. The latest to take a stand is Major League Gaming, which just moved over 100 domains from GoDaddy.

There was an amazing amount of uproar about the act and a push to boycott companies that support the act. This recently culminated in a thread on Reddit that suggested a "move your domain day" in which users transferred their domains from the SOPA supporting GoDaddy to another provider that opposes SOPA.

The Stop Online Piracy Act is one of the most inflammatory bills to be introduced in recent years. If passed, the SOPA would give the government a wide range of powers over internet sites that offer copyrighted content illegally. These powers include banning the sites from search engines, barring services like PayPal from doing business with the sites and even blocking the sites completely.

Source: Joystiq

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