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We’re Shutting Down To Protest SOPA, Support Reddit

On January 18th users will not be able to access the website to do anything. We will block access to watching videos, uploading videos, commenting, logging in and editing your profile.

We are doing this to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PIPA legislation currently being reviewed in the U.S. Congress. Reddit announced their blackout on January 10th and immediately GamersTube’s founder committed our participation. Now, that participation is solidified and we’ve decided to use the day to highlight video game websites and companies that are supporting SOPA including Nintendo, Sony, GameTrailers.com and others. Other major websites that are not owned by major media corporations are considering joining the protest as well by blacking out their websites and services including internet giant Google.

SOPA/PIPA has the potential to do severe damage to gamer produced videos such as tutorials, walkthroughs, fan trailers, skill videos and other machinima. Since 2007 we have supported the fair use rights of gamer created video content. If you own a video gaming website please join us, join Reddit and join the internet in protesting this disasterous bills by taking your website offline for 12 hours on January 18th.

more at Reddit’s blog: http://blog.reddit.com/2012/01/stopped-they-must-be-on-this-all.html

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