Intrepid correspondent Timothy Lord writes, "I talked at SXSW with Kari Hale of League For Gamers
, an organization started just a few months ago by Red 5 Studios
founder CEO Mark Kern. (Kern was also team lead for World of Warcraft
.) League for Gamers shares some of the goals of groups like the EFF and EPIC, but — as you might guess from the name — is tightly focused on the world of gaming. The group owes its existence to SOPA
; the money used to start it up had initially been budgeted for Red 5 Studios' appearance at the most recent E3, but E3 sponsor's Entertainment Software Association's support for SOPA led Kern to withdraw from the show
. Kari gave a quick rundown of the origins of the League, what it hopes to accomplish, and what sorts of efforts it's so far undertaken."