I said this in the chat, needs to be repeated here...
At some point, fans of video game franchises are just going to have to go "fuck it" and make the games and get them completed without the copyright holder knowing about it until WAAAAY after it's done.
I'm sorry, what? Last I checked, they weren't petitioning anything. And the last time a mass petition in this country happened, I seem to recall cops using tear gas on people who were sitting down and not doing anything to break it up.
I hear bank robbers often use cars to get away from the scene of the crime. And since Ford, Chevy, Etc., still make these pieces of technology that allow bank robbers and other criminals to flee the scene of the crime, those same auto makers should condemn how it's being misused and find a way to stop it from happening in the future.
Most of the article is about the damage that the revelations have caused, only twice did the article mention Snowden.
And, well, the way it's worded, well, it WAS Snowden's revelations about the NSA, so it's TECHNICALLY correct. Even if it's worded in such a way that the average person (who doesn't keep up on this stuff) could think it's Snowden's fault.