Runic Games, developer of the Torchlight
series, has come out against the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA
) and "PROTECT IP Act" (PIPA).
"It is clear that the scope of the proposed legislation would give unnecessarily broaden power to large corporations while reducing the rights of individual citizens -- and it won't even stop software piracy," the company stated on its forums. "We at Runic Games oppose the SOPA/PIPA legislation and we encourage you to do the same."
Runic then listed several resources
for use in opposing the legislation, noting: "We can still make a difference."
Yesterday, League of Legends
studio Riot Games came out against
the legislation. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA
), the political arm of the video game industry, which represents most major publishers
, is in support of SOPA
[Thanks, Jashua B]