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Euroncrowseye wrote:

Can't say everyone apart from Congress didn't see this coming a mile off.


I didn't. But then, their concern for collateral damage has tended to underwhelm, so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.
 
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#OpMegaupload was in response to the DOJs takedown of the file sharing site Megaupload and the arrest of 4 employees.

Anonymous wrote:
January 19th, 2012
 
Popular file-sharing website megaupload.com gets shutdown by U.S Justice - FBI and charged its founder with violating piracy laws. Four Megaupload members were also arrested. The FBI released a press release on its website which you can view here:
http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/justice-depa...
 
We Anonymous are launching our largest attack ever on government and music industry sites. Lulz. The FBI didn't think they would get away with this did they? They should have expected us.
 
 
 
#OpMegaupload
The following sites were taken down in response to the FBI shutting down megaupload.com
TANGO DOWN
 
 
justice.gov
universalmusic.com
riaa.org
mpaa.org
copyright.gov
hadopi.fr
wmg.com
usdoj.gov
bmi.com
fbi.gov



 
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DDOSing these sites is not very effective. They go down for bit, but it accomplishes nothing. Before the people that participated in the attack did it willingly, this time they added a new wrinkle by distributing a link that when clicked started a DDOS client via a web page without the users consent.
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It's interesting, but it's more of a nuisance for these companies and organizations than anything.
 
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If this is what a few d00dz can achieve imagine what would happen if all of the geeks of the world really decided to make a statement?

A co-ordinated IT/sysop strike would bring the world to a complete stop.
 
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Euroncrowseye wrote:
Considering this is basically a small group from /b/ , I dread to think.


Do some research. Most of the people truly behind this don't even frequent /b/. Anonymous is bigger than 4chan and Anonymous is a front. Most conversation and planning takes place via IRC. Search for lulzsec, who supposedly ceased operations, but whose members most assuredly are still active. lulzsec is but one of many hacktivist groups. The ones you can find info about are either no longer operating or amateurs. The good ones often allow "Anonymous" to take the credit.

Edit: The DDoS-ing currently going on is still amateur-time. LOIC is a joke. /b/ just happens to be one of many places that the script kiddies are spamming the links.
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Interesting Press Release by PirateBay

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Over a century ago Thomas Edison got the patent for a device which would “do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear”. He called it the Kinetoscope. He was not only amongst the first to record video, he was also the first person to own the copyright to a motion picture.

Because of Edisons patents for the motion pictures it was close to financially impossible to create motion pictures in the North american east coast. The movie studios therefor relocated to California, and founded what we today call Hollywood. The reason was mostly because there was no patent.
There was also no copyright to speak of, so the studios could copy old stories and make movies out of them – like Fantasia, one of Disneys biggest hits ever.

So, the whole basis of this industry, that today is screaming about losing control over immaterial rights, is that they circumvented immaterial rights. They copied (or put in their terminology: “stole”) other peoples creative works, without paying for it. They did it in order to make a huge profit. Today, they’re all successful and most of the studios are on the Fortune 500 list of the riches companies in the world. Congratulations – it’s all based on being able to re-use other peoples creative works. And today they hold the rights to what other people create.
If you want to get something released, you have to abide to their rules. The ones they created after circumventing other peoples rules.

The reason they are always complaining about “pirates” today is simple. We’ve done what they did. We circumvented the rules they created and created our own. We crushed their monopoly by giving people something more efficient. We allow people to have direct communication between eachother, circumventing the profitable middle man, that in some cases take over 107% of the profits (yes, you pay to work for them).
It’s all based on the fact that we’re competition. We’ve proven that their existance in their current form is no longer needed. We’re just better than they are.

And the funny part is that our rules are very similar to the founding ideas of the USA. We fight for freedom of speech.
We see all people as equal. We believe that the public, not the elite, should rule the nation. We believe that laws should be created to serve the public, not the rich corporations.

The Pirate Bay is truly an international community. The team is spread all over the globe – but we’ve stayed out of the USA. We have Swedish roots and a swedish friend said this:
The word SOPA means “trash” in Swedish. The word PIPA means “a pipe” in Swedish. This is of course not a coincidence.
They want to make the internet inte a one way pipe, with them at the top, shoving trash through the pipe down to the rest of us obedient consumers.
The public opinion on this matter is clear. Ask anyone on the street and you’ll learn that noone wants to be fed with trash. Why the US government want the american people to be fed with trash is beyond our imagination but we hope that you will stop them, before we all drown.

SOPA can’t do anything to stop TPB. Worst case we’ll change top level domain from our current .org to one of the hundreds of other names that we already also use. In countries where TPB is blocked, China and Saudi Arabia springs to mind, they block hundreds of our domain names. And did it work? Not really.
To fix the “problem of piracy” one should go to the source of the problem. The entertainment industry say they’re creating “culture” but what they really do is stuff like selling overpriced plushy dolls and making 11 year old girls become anorexic. Either from working in the factories that creates the dolls for basically no salary or by watching movies and tv shows that make them think that they’re fat.

In the great Sid Meiers computer game Civilization you can build Wonders of the world. One of the most powerful ones is Hollywood. With that you control all culture and media in the world. Rupert Murdoch was happy with MySpace and had no problems with their own piracy until it failed. Now he’s complaining that Google is the biggest source of piracy
in the world – because he’s jealous. He wants to retain his mind control over people and clearly you’d get a more honest view of things on Wikipedia and Google than on Fox News.

Some facts (years, dates) are probably wrong in this press release. The reason is that we can’t access this information when Wikipedia is blacked out. Because of pressure from our failing competitors. We’re sorry for that.

http://todaysloser.com/?p=1864
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Great way to get togher laws brought in, I applaud thier efforts. Of course the easiesit thing to do is to have zero sensative data on publicly accesible machines. Better still have no data availible to the publis at all.
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slatersteven wrote:
Great way to get togher laws brought in...


Sitting around thinking, "Maybe if I behave they'll leave me alone," is no way to let a government operate.
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wadenels wrote:
slatersteven wrote:
Great way to get togher laws brought in...


Sitting around thinking, "Maybe if I behave they'll leave me alone," is no way to let a government operate.


Thats why we have a democracy. If this amount of effort was put into political activism (as it seems to have been in this case, SOPA) then things will get done. If however you just sot around breaking things then they will just stop you being able to break things. And if its something that most people will ot miss they are not going to rise up in indignation either.
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Asur wrote:
Interesting Press Release by PirateBay

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...{pile of inaccuracies, false analogies and warped logic which tries to claim piracy is somehow an innovation}...

http://todaysloser.com/?p=1864


If you'd like, I could carve apart the dozen or so hamfisted statements in this post, but I think I'll limit myself at present by noting that any twit who finds himself simply incapable of checking his facts if (woe!) wikipedia is down is not one worth listening to in the first place.
 
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Anonymous wrote:

We Anonymous are launching our largest attack ever on government and music industry sites. Lulz. The FBI didn't think they would get away with this did they? They should have expected us.


Really? This sounds like a bunch of self-important teenagers crying out because people don't pay attention to them. I understand the sentiment and everything of the attacks, but try to sound like you care more about the issue then your own reputation and supposed "power". Get some maturity and maybe people will take you seriously. This comes across as something the Columbine duo might have wrote the day before they attacked their high school. Talking smack might get you laughs on CoD servers, but the government is just going to profile you as underdeveloped children.
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TheChin! wrote:
Anonymous wrote:

We Anonymous are launching our largest attack ever on government and music industry sites. Lulz. The FBI didn't think they would get away with this did they? They should have expected us.


Really? This sounds like a bunch of self-important teenagers crying out because people don't pay attention to them. I understand the sentiment and everything of the attacks, but try to sound like you care more about the issue then your own reputation and supposed "power". Get some maturity and maybe people will take you seriously. This comes across as something the Columbine duo might have wrote the day before they attacked their high school. Talking smack might get you laughs on CoD servers, but the government is just going to profile you as underdeveloped children.


I agree, this is just a group of netcrocracts showing off. Eventually (when they decide that E-whatever is no longer worth the hassle) governments and corporations will just stop public access and the netcocrats will go back to writing viruses to attack ordinary members of the public. I think it will happen in about 10 years, a slow moving away from all forms of public access, at first it will be dedicated sales servers (or government equivalents off) with the actual operating systems separate. Eventually moving top a total end of all access (and if I were a CEO I would do it now).
 
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