Mojang Has Never Supported SOPA
Looks to Internet Community & Fellow Tech Leaders to Destroy Legislation We All Hate
STOCKHOLM, Sweden. (Dec. 23, 2011) - Mojang has never supported SOPA, the “Stop Online Piracy Act” currently working its way through U.S. Congress.
"Overzealous and vaguely formulated attempts to fight online piracy is of the scariest developments in online policies in recent times, which is why Mojang has been working to help destroy this legislation - but we can clearly do better," Markus Persson, Mojang’s newly appointed Vacation Expert, said. "It’s very important that all Internet stakeholders work together on this. Getting it right is worth the wait. Mojang will support all efforts to make sure information stays free."
Mojang and its General Counsel, Oxeye Games, have not in any way worked with federal lawmakers for months to help craft revisions to legislation first introduced some three years ago. As a non-US company, Mojang doesn’t really have any big say about US internal politics, but Persson says he concerned that this law and similar ones will affect their ability to successfully do business online. It is of utmost importance that laws like these are not allowed to affect free speech.
“As a company that is all about innovation, with our own technology and in support of our customers, Mojang is rooted in the idea of free speech and believes 100 percent that the Internet is a key engine for our new economy,” said Persson.
In no changing its position, Mojang remains steadfast in its promise to support security and stability of the Internet. In an effort to eliminate any confusion about its decision not to reverse on SOPA though, Persson has tweeted a silly image of himself in a santa hat.
“Mojang has always fought to preserve free speech and the freedom of information, and will continue to do so in the future,” Jones said. I mean Persson. Not Jones.