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Beta Going Dark in Protest of SOPA

Posted by Suzie Ford on Jan 13, 2012  | Comments

Beta Going Dark in Protest of SOPA - Firefall -

Red 5 Studios has announced that they will be "going dark" on the Firefall beta in protest of the upcoming SOPA legislation currently working its way through the United States Congress. Servers will be turned off on January 18th for 24 hours.

We will be locking this thread to support our policy of non-political discussion but invite our readers to head to the official Firefall Facebook page to participate in the ongoing discussion there.


UPDATE: has reached out to Red 5 and received the following from Mark Kern:

"We are not only shutting down on the 18th, but we are also canceling our E3 presence to protest the ESA's support of SOPA. It is repugnant that SOPA would give corporations the power to determine what Americans and see and know on the Internet. Protecting IP is a valid concern, but SOPA throws away our first amendment in pursuit of a flawed and ineffective approach." "We can't do this alone. We need more developers and game press to join us."

- Mark Kern CEO Red 5 Studios

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom