As we stated late last week, we have shut down all content publishing and social networking updates for the next 24 hours as we stand with Reddit, Wikipedia, Cynical Brit, Destructoid, Rock Paper Shotgun, Mojang, among others, in protest of SOPA and PIPA. Unfortunately, we were unable to edit any of the backend code for TPG, so the site will still be fully functional. We will resume our normal publishing schedule on January 19th, at 8am US Mountain Time. Below are some helpful links which outlines exactly what these pieces of legislation are and how they could impact the internet.
John “Total Biscuit” Bain – WTF is SOPA
Library of Congress – SOPA in Detail
Reddit Blog – Technical Examination of SOPA/PIPA
TPG will be standing alongside Reddit and hopefully many others who will shut down their sites on January 18th in protest of SOPA and PIPA. Starting at 8am United States Mountain Time and running until 8pm, there will no staff activity, no articles will be published and social network updates will go silent. We hope to have a landing page with a brief message about our stance along with useful links which will direct readers to information on SOPA and how damaging its passing would be to the internet.
We understand how important protecting an IP can be for PC gaming developers, but with the ludicrously vague language SOPA currently has, we cannot support it. We will post a reminder the day before.