@crypticsea @raiganburns gearing up for the humble A to Z bundle (Today)

@Chris_Rock @mwegner true but that means telling myself I CANT have sushi until I do something which is nearly impossible... (Today)

@mwegner opening packs outside of drafting is for chumps, but I'm flattered that you think I have such discipline. (Today)

@raiganburns @crypticsea I think I'm already on Game C of procrastination though... HELP hahah (Today)

@FourbitFriday I like where your head's at. I'm promoting you to lead vice president of sales and vice marketing. (Today)

@FourbitFriday no we're in the rocket ship not in the rocket. (Today)

@FourbitFriday yes each follower will draw a few pixels crowd sourcing. this is the future. we're on the ground floor of a rocket ship. (Today)

@FourbitFriday do you believe in omens? t.co/Y00Tz3wSEZ (Today)

@FourbitFriday fine you do it (Today)

@fastramdesign I WISH I could just montage away so many things (Today)

My procrastination of finishing Super Sky Sisters is out of control. All I have to do is animations and I just... can't... do it... AUGGHgh (Today)

Whooa this talk is awesome especially if you like makin' games and other things t.co/ycioNhahQf (Yesterday)

@kirilllosev I didnt record it ;_; but maybe I can do some sort of stream or youtube video of it. (Yesterday)

@MattThorson nooooo but I do want to do another version of it as just a screencast. Maybe I can do a twitch stream. (Yesterday)

Got to talk about video game explosions in front of like 40 people tonight! Was a lot of fun ;3 (and hopefully not too confusing) (Yesterday)

@phubans Phubans, how can I get in on the ground floor of this rocket ship? (Yesterday)

RT @djcoreynolan: @kylepulver pornegranate (2 days ago)

RT @amora_b: @LuhPehba @kylepulver t.co/uM1O421QXe (2 days ago)

@BenRuiz PogChamp (2 days ago)

@EmyGordon Some day our paths will cross and arrows will be exchanged. You better bring a full quiver to this battle~ (2 days ago)

follow
search
posts dated from: january 2012

2012 - 1 - 18 / 1:04 pm / general

My Anti-SOPA, Anti-PIPA Ramblings

My Anti-SOPA, Anti-PIPA Ramblings

Today is the day of the great internet eclipse with sites like Reddit and Wikipedia going completely dark from 8 to 24 hours in order to raise awareness about two horrible, terrible things that are moving through the House and the Senate here in the United States: SOPA and PIPA. I just want to make a quick post as to why I'm personally opposed to the two acts, specifically SOPA for right now.

SOPA and PIPA's goals are to ultimately stop piracy, and they are mostly crafted through lobbying by companies like the MPAA, RIAA, and the ESA. Do you think your average representative has enough knowledge of the internet and computers to draft something like this themselves? Of course not. To them, the internet is a big truck, or whatever the MPAA tells them it is that month.

The MPAA steps into congress and convinces them that they are in danger of being completely destroyed because of internet piracy. They claim to be losing jobs by the hundreds of thousands, and their profits are dropping, and it's all because of people downloading camera rips of Jack and Jill. (Just kidding, I don't think anyone pirated Jack and Jill.) Oh, and the MPAA's claims are mostly bullshit.

The result is congress drafting horrendous bills that are absolutely overkill, and that miss the point completely. Imagine the problem of piracy being a fly on your friend's face, and congress's response is to launch a nuclear warhead at the fly, thus annihilating your friend, you, and everything within a 50 mile radius.

SOPA, and PIPA, will not stop piracy.

But what they will do is harm people like me. I'm trying to make a living on the internet, like a lot of other people these days. Every day we see new and exciting ideas and starts up emerge right here on the internet because of its absolute freedom and fairness. Anyone can just buy a domain name, rent a server, and launch a website on their own, but SOPA and PIPA threaten this freedom.

For a cooler, more visual representation of the problem, I suggest watching this video. read more

No Comments

about

About

Hi there, my name is Kyle, and I'm a kid disguised as a grown up. I'm making video games and living the indie game developer life in Tempe, Arizona. Here you will find my thoughts, games, websites, doodles, and other stuff like that. I worked on Snapshot, Offspring Fling, and a whole bunch of other games. I also created and maintain Otter, a 2d game making framework. If you want to get a hold of me use the form on the bottom of the page, leave a comment, or just tweet at me. I try to post three times a week. Thanks for stoppin' by! You're the coolest.

facebook

videos

Do you want to make a Let's Play of one of my games, or a just a video featuring footage of my games? You have my full permission to do so! Even if you are monetizing your videos, you still have my full permission to use any footage from any of my games. Go for it!

contact

Your message has been sent! Thanks :)
SEND MESSAGE