To some, the Stop Online Piracy Act is a scary thing. It is intended to give copyright owners some degree of control over “rogue sites” by allowing them to request blocks on offending websites, whether they host the content or post links to it. SOPA has been criticized for resembling a bill that would allow censorship and Internet regulation and while the jury is still out on just how scary SOPA is, leave it to Sega to help make light of the situation. When a gamer sent an impassioned plea to the company, little did he expect to receive such a hilariously awkward response.
Here is Sega’s suggestion on how to handle SOPA:
“Generally these issues are caused by bad installs or junk data that’s stuck in the system’s memory. The first suggestion would be to perform a hard reset on the device. It’s best to attempt this any time you experience performance problems with your device or have an app crash. If that doesn’t work, it’s suggested you uninstall the app, perform a hard reset, reinstall and then perform one more hard reset before launching the game.
A store selling replica Tiffany once appeared at this domain. The site owners were ordered to transfer the domain name as a result of a Permanent Injunction to stop the sale of replicas.
Case No. CV09-01933 VBF(Ex)
ESILVER2GO.COM d/b/a ESILVER2GO d/b/a
TCOWORLD d/b/a AMAZINGTEA and
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Tiffany’s Motion for Final Default Judgment is GRANTED, and JUDGMENT is entered in favor of the Plaintiff Tiffany
at 15 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ 07054 and against Defendant XX, an
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that Defendant and his respective officers, agents, servants, employees and attorneys, and all persons in concert and participation with them are hereby RESTRAINED and ENJOINED from:
(f) using any reproduction, counterfeit, copy, or colorable imitation of the Tiffany Marks or Tiffany Copyrights in connection with the publicity, promotion, sale, or advertising of any goods sold by XX, www.Esilver2go.com, www.Tiffany4ever.com, www.Shopluxury.us, www.Tcoworld.com, and/or any other website or business, including, without limitation, jewelry, pendants, bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces and clothing accessories, namely, cuff-links, key rings and money clips;
(j) secreting, destroying, altering, removing, or otherwise dealing with the unauthorized products or any books or records which contain any information relating to the importing, manufacturing, producing, distributing, circulating, selling, marketing, offering for sale, advertising, promoting, renting or displaying of all unauthorized products which infringe the Tiffany Marks or Tiffany Copyrights; and