Epic refuses to support SOPA
Epic has become the latest ESA member to refuse their support for the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act in the US.
While the trade association the ESA has supported the SOPA bill, Epic has joined the growing ranks of members including Sony, EA ad Nintendo who have revoked their support for the bill believing it is bad for the industry in its current form.
Epic's Dana Cowley said: "Some people have asked how Epic feels about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). This post is meant to provide answers. 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."
She continued: "Thus, we do not support the current version of SOPA. We are members of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), a trade organization that is working with legislators to refine the bill."
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