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18 January 2012 @ 01:24 pm

Originally published at Adamant Entertainment's website. Please leave any comments there.

This will not come as any surprise to people who have read my blog or followed me via social media for the past couple of years, but I felt that it was important to state officially. — Gareth-Michael Skarka
Adamant Entertainment stands opposed to the Stop Online Piracy Act and it’s Senate version, the Protect Intellectual Property Act. These are over-reaching and poorly-written laws, bought and paid for by media conglomerates in an effort to prop up their 20th-century business models.

Adamant products sell via the internet. We are “pirated” every day. Adamant would rather deal with unauthorized file sharing as we currently do — combating it with cost and convenience, and converting unauthorized users into customers and fans — than support a law which is nothing more than the latest attempt by corporations to put the genie back in the bottle and turn the internet into cable television, with controlled access and controlled content.

Simply put: The greatest leap forward in human interaction and communication since the Gutenberg Bible is more important than their business model — or ours, for that matter.

We urge you to please phone your Congressional Representatives and Senators today. Don’t email, as it will probably be auto-answered and ignored. Talk to someone. If you can, visit their local office. Tell them to oppose these laws.

Thank you.