Destructoid officially stood against the Stop Online Piracy Bill last week, to a round of applause from its readers. The message seems to be that you care about stomping on this horrible little bill as much as we do. With that in mind, I would like to ask you that, if you do care, you help reduce the game industry's responsibility for the thing.
Yesterday, I drafted an open letter to the ESA, highlighting its hypocrisy and betrayal of gamers. Today, I'd like to ask that you join in. Below, I have drafted two basic letters -- one for the ESA, and one for individual members -- that you're more than welcome to use (though please write your own if you want!). I've also tracked down as many email addresses and contact pages for these organizations as I can find.
If you'd like to help, please send your letters to all those destinations, and spread the word to other gamers, that they might do the same.
I dislike seeing the industry to which I've devoted my professional life back something so philosophically, politically and intellectually abhorrent. I want to see the game industry stand with gamers and the Internet, not against it. I like to think most of us do, so let them know!
A letter for the ESA
A letter for publishers
A list of contact details for the ESA and its members
And of course ...
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