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Why I Am Taking Part in the March Media Blackout

I am an American expat, a vidder, a gamer, and hopefully I will continue to be a games, or at least software, developer.

As such I've got a few horsies in this race.  Recent developments have come to light, and I'm kind of grateful for the timing.  After SOPA died down I was gonna ease off the promise to participate in the March Blackout, but now the likes of the MPAA, RIAA and Electronic Software Association (ESA) have kindly reminded me why it's so important that I don't.  None of this is over, and furthermore it's going to affect me on yet another level:  as a vidder.

So, to reaffirm my commitment:  In the month of March I will not be purchasing, downloading, playing or watching broadcasts of any film, tv show, music or game that is produced or distributed by members of the above.  I will not go to the movies.  I will also not illegally aquire media in any form (I don't tend to to begin with, but it's worth stating that this is part of the deal).

Why I am Doing This, and Why It Matters )


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