Mojang Adds Itself to the SOPA/PIPA Protests Taking Place on Jan. 18th

January 14, 2012

Mojang Studios founder and Minecraft creator Notch has decided to silently take down his company’s websites (both mojang.com and minecraft.net)  for the day on January 18th.  He is not alone in his endeavour, as he is one of many sites going dark for the day, including Firefall developer Red 5 and the venerable Reddit.com. Presumably he will do something similar to what Reddit is planning, where any visit to the site is greeted not with the usual content, but rather with a distinct statement of what the bills are and why they are so destructive to the current state of the internet. It is a brave move, and one that will certainly cost them some semblance of money, no matter how insignificant, but it is one that really speaks to the character of these companies, who are willing to put their heart and business on the line and stand up to speak out.

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Scott just graduated from Law School. But he didn't let that stop him from gaming, a hobby that he has stuck with ever since he received his NES at age 5. His favorites are Metal Gear Solid, OutRun, Half-Life, Deus Ex, Ratchet and Clank and most recently, the Mass Effect series.

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