While EA refuses
to take an official position on SOPA, pro or con, it appears that some others in the industry are willing to put their name out there as a supporter. We've discussed how the ESA -- the trade group for the industry -- is a supporter, but most individual companies have been hesitant to stake out an official position. However, Digital Trends has the story that Capcom has officially signed on as a supporter of SOPA
, by deferring any thinking on the matter to the ESA:
In an email with Digital Trends, a spokeswoman for Capcom said only that "The ESA represents us on these matters."
This seems... dangerous. While it's good to have a trade group who can support
you and help educate both you and politicians to issues related to regulation and policy, it's pretty dangerous to completely outsource your views on controversial political issues to third parties, and let them "represent you" on matters that can drive how consumers view your entire company.