Although you may have heard that plenty of tech companies are shutting down or protesting SOPA and PIPA tomorrow, plenty of gaming companies are also against this bill. Mojang, who is the publisher of Minecraft, is pulling the plug on www.minecraft.net, www.mojang.com and www.playcobalt.com for the duration of January 18. The main man behind the development of Minecraft had this to say: “No sane person can be for SOPA. I don’t know if we’re sane, but we are strongly, uncompromisingly against SOPA, and any similar laws. Sacrificing freedom of speech for the benefit of corporate profit is abominable and disgusting.” The login servers for Minecraft and Cobalt will be unaffected.
In addition, the creator of Minecraft, “Notch”, will be participating in an indie jam session, wherein a plethora of indie developers will be creating games that have to do with stopping SOPA and similar anti-consumer legislation. You can even submit your own game. For more info, check out the link here.
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