Capcom: We Have No Position on SOPA

Capcom's Corporate Officer and Senior Vice-President Christian Svensson took to the the Capcom Unity forums to say that his company has no official position on SOPA and blames "bad journalism" for the stories that were published yesterday.

He complains about the rampant reporting of a six word email and calls it bad journalism. Of course those six words were from a Capcom representative who said something along the lines of "we support SOPA." How that's bad reporting I don't know. Capcom now takes a non-stance similar to other publishers who are using the ESA to take fire for a bill that everyone knows is a hot mess. Here's the complete statement Svensson made on Unity:

"Guys, a few points:

1. We are members of the ESA (along side pretty much every other major publisher in our industry).

2. We've only ever stated that the ESA represents us in legislative matters (again, like every other publisher). We have not stated any stance on our support (or not) for SOPA. Inferring more than that is bad journalism (which seems to be rampant based upon the rereporting of a six word response to inquiry).

3. Months ago I've commented that streaming folks/video uploading have absolutely nothing to worry about. We've always been very accommodating to our supporters (and as this thread would demonstrate, even our detractors) and I don't ever see that changing.

The ESA is working with representatives to improve solutions to what is a real problem…"

At this point he points to the ESA's statement released earlier the the week. He wraps it up by saying:

"At Capcom, we're game makers, not legislators. We do not have an internal stance on this particular issue and are not planning to. We'll get back to making games. Thanks."

Source: Capcom Unity. Thanks to Andrew Eisen and Uncharted NES for motivating me to put this up sooner than later!

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