The saga of Sega's stance on SOPA

In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Stop Online Piracy Act is kind of a big deal. It threatens the very existence of some of the largest sites on the Internet and its vague wording would grant unreasonable power to those ready to abuse it. Naturally everyone is taking sides, but a lot of larger publishers like SEGA have remained silent on the issue. Destructoid’s Jim Sterling recently created a pre-written letter and list of places to send it to encouraging anyone with a few minutes of free time to spread the word. One reader decided to send this letter to Sega and received this response:

“Generally these issues are caused by bad installs or junk data that’s stuck in the system’s memory,” replied SEGA. “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.

“If you’re (sic) problems continue, please let us know.”

Obviously this statement clarifies SEGA’s position on SOPA. The bill itself needs of a hard reset in order to reword its vague policies regarding online censorship. It’s brilliant political satire at its finest! The subtle anti-SOPA message here is so cleverly presented that-

Okay fun time is over, SEGA. You’re little mistake was pretty hilarious, but it’s about time we know what side your company is on. Of course, all kidding aside, this may actually be SEGA’s subtle hint of its position on this great battle for the Internet. More on this as it develops.

Via Destructoid

One Comment

  1. Andrew McDonald

    This makes me want to write random crap to SEGA and see if I get this same message.