Capcom Confirms Support of SOPA Through ESA

January 5, 2012 -

A report on Digital Trends confirms that Capcom supports the efforts of the ESA as it relates to the Stop Online Piracy Act, though the confirmation is merely one sentence from a Capcom representative.

When asked about the company's support, Capcom's representative responded in an email saying "The ESA represents us on these matters."

While the quote isn't sexy, it's still a confirmation. Capcom at least has the courage to say where it stands on the bill. Their biggest problem is that the community may strongly reject their support and do something like boycott their products.

Destructoid News Editor Conrad Zimmerman has written a lengthy missive on Capcom's support and has promised not to spend one thin dime on any of Capcom's upcoming games including Asura's Wrath, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Resident Evil: Revelations, Dragon's Dogma and Devil May Cry Collection. Here's how he ends his lengthy editorial on the topic:

"If you feel as I do, please make sure that the companies who comprise the ESA hear your voice. Send them a letter and let them know how seriously you take this. And if you want to join me in refusing to financially support the industry but can't resist the allure of the games themselves, I would encourage everyone to take advantage of the used game market. Game trading sites such as Goozex which keep that market operating as close to the consumer level as possible are highly recommended in this circumstance. Anything to keep them from using our money to take our rights away from us."

Read the whole thing here.

Source: Digital Trends. Thanks to Destructoid's Jim Sterling for pointing out Zimmerman's editorial. It's worth reading.


Re: Capcom Confirms Support of SOPA Through ESA

A shanme, I was thinking of getting a copy odf Dead Rising 2 on my PS3, not anymore.

Re: Capcom Confirms Support of SOPA Through ESA

ALl the more reason to boycot them...that and the cancelation of MML 3.....

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.




Re: Capcom Confirms Support of SOPA Through ESA

Yeah that pretty much solidified for me that I wont be buying any Capcom products this year. Good job Capcom, you've alienated one of your customer base.

Re: Capcom Confirms Support of SOPA Through ESA

Geez Capcom, now all you need is a white cat, a cofy chair and evil theme song and your path toward the dark side is complete,


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