Torchlight developer Runic Games has officially come out against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). In a forum thread asking the company for its position on the anti-piracy bills currently before U.S. lawmakers, a Runic Games representative said the following:
"Hey everyone, we just wanted to give you something a bit more definitive for an answer.
The question has been asked regarding our company's official position on the current SOPA/PIPA debate in Congress. It is clear that the scope of the proposed legislation would give unnecessarily broad power to large corporations while reducing the rights of individual citizens — and it won't even stop software piracy (http://boingboing.net/2012/01/10/lockdown.html).
We at Runic Games oppose the SOPA/PIPA legislation and we encourage you to do the same.
Call your representatives (http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml) and let them know what you think. Also, check out http://www.americancensorship.org, and join the community at http://www.reddit.com/r/sopa to fight this legislation. We can still make a difference.
PS: SOPA (soup, not the legislation) is delicious."
We agree on both counts (Sopa is delicious, while SOPA is terrible.)