We’ve violated all the copyright laws that our countries have to offer, PLUS the ones that are
So we’re all pirates.
What if we all dress up like pirates and take pictures admitting that we’ve done it but at the same time explain how it’s actually helped the creators?
i.e. “I watched the first season of this anime on the Internet. I bought all of the seasons on DVD. I must be financially draining the companies, right?” / “I paid nothing to download all of Ke$ha’s songs and $190 to go to her concert. What a terrible fan I am.”
First of all, they can’t arrest everyone on the Internet. They can try. But as much as we joke about it, it’s not gonna happen.
And I think this movement, if it goes well, can actually help the anti-bill movement by showing legislators how “illegal copying” can actually be a good thing.
As strange as it seems, just the bare existence of Anonymous in itself is a fascinating topic. With their re-emergence aligned with the SOPA and PIPA controversy, now might be a nice time to address their true nature. Although I don’t claim to be a true, well-studied expert, I’ve been following the group personally for a few years now (though I avoid partaking in any activities since I can’t risk anything happening, health-wise and financially) and have really gotten to know it. It’s far more complex than you’d think.
[Also, warning: My playlist auto-plays, so either turn your volume down or press the pause button on the bottom left-hand corner when it loads.]
Anonymous Message On How YOU Can Be A Part Of #OpGlobalBlackout FACEBOOK ATTACK 12 AM
Anonymous has been very ambitious recently, as many of you know. However, due to the current situation, they’re finally getting to business. The idea of knocking down Facebook is not at all new in their discussions, but it seems like they are finally planning on going for their biggest target yet. And they’re perfectly aware that it’s a daunting task. Facebook has 60,000 servers, more or less, so it’s capable of the hundreds of billions of visits it receives each day.
So they’re asking the citizens of the Internet - all of you - to accompany them in this major DDoS attack.
They give simple, easy instructions on how to use their Low-Orbit Ion Cannon, or LOIC, the primary software that they use for such attacks, as well as a link to a popular program that will change your IP address. They also plan on executing it simultaneously on 12 AM EST, January 28, 2012.
The question is, who will join?
If they get enough Internet users to join, if raids were to happen, there is a lesser chance that they will actually arrest the primary users in charge, perhaps humiliating the governments involved. Plus, it’s harder for them to reach their goal if lesser users join in.
If this succeeds, this will be the biggest stunt Anonymous pulls. And it will definitely speak to the world.
What do you think? Will you join? Will you watch and cheer them on? Or do you think this is an act of stupidity?
You upset about SOPA? Here’s one of the people you should be upset at.
Recently on FOX News former Senator Chris Dodd said (as quoted on news site TechDirt), “Those who count on quote ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don’t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don’t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake,” This is an open admission of bribery and a threat designed to provoke a specific policy goal. This is a brazen flouting of the “above the law” status people of Dodd’s position and wealth enjoy.
He is one of the head lobbyists for the Motion Picture Association of America, one of the main corporate sponsors for SOPA.
The worst that can happen by signing this bill is letting people know how upset we are over guys like these.
It has 1400+ signatures, but that’s nothing compared to what I can see you guys do. Reblog!