The EFF tells you what you need to know TL;DR YOUR RIGHTS ARE AT STAKE, VOTE NO ON SOPA/PIPA I cannot post this in news so i will post it here. If you somehow haven't heard about these bills, you would do best to educate yourself as soon as possible. This ridiculous bill will make it possible for the government to effectively "pull the plug" on any website they damn well please. Mostly websites/blogs which feature owned content in the forms of Youtube channels (Youtube Lulz Thread)Fan art (DeviantArt)Mods (TesNexus)Mobile Apps (Android Market)Fan Fic (drawn photos, also DeviantArt)Linking (FaceBook, Twitter, Tumblr, Other hipster blogs)In other words, any forum there is, was, and ever will be. Including our forum. I may be an asshole sometimes and i *may* brag a bunch but I learned something. without access to these forums, it was a dull. as. FUCK week. now that this bill may be floating around this way soon, it dawned on me.... what if it was like this FOREVER? Well the government may take my pay, and use it to "protect my rights" but this SURE AS SHIT AIN'T WHAT IM PAYING FOR. If this bill passes our community, and other communities will cease to exist "as web hosts can be held responsible for what we post here". If YouTube decides to be a dick, they could sue our host (which, i assume is GoDaddy?) and our beloved Ray, simply for hosting content owned by them. (No more YouTube lulz!) Some examples from the reddit post i so lovingly borrowed these from, on how, say, our favorite time-killing game would be affected. How would SOPA/PIPA impact League of Legends players? Kills streaming. If any single streamer plays copyrighted music (or alt tabs into a movie or other owned content) on their stream, there is a significant risk of the entire streaming service being taken down. In some cases, it could even result in criminal penalties for the streamer.Threatens independent content creation. Services we all use to create and share League of Legends related content, such as YouTube, Reddit, DeviantArt, streaming websites such as Own3d and Twitch, and more would be at risk of shutting down or greatly restricting the scope of legitimate content allowed on their sites.Attacks our community. Aspects of our service such as the official forums and potentially even in-game chat, could be taken down or have their features reduced based on user behavior.Other harmful effects. SOPA/PIPA undermine established intellectual property legislation like the DMCA, raise serious constitutional free speech issues, and could even compromise the basic security infrastructure of the internet. Congress will reconvene at the end of January, and with a long roster of supporters on both sides of the aisle, SOPA/PIPA could actually pass. The likelihood is so great that technology giants including Google, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter have gone so far as to publicly consider a simultaneous blackout in protest.This is some serious business, and both these bills need to be stopped dead in their tracks if we are to save not only our community, but also our rights. These bills will effectively kill everything we now have, and i'll be damned if I no longer have a place to rant and rave about how hardcore i am. *DMCA is not Demacia. **This is also probably my first, incredulously quality post in the history of these forums. I demand LSA in exchange for it. Or at least access to make posts in news.