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Anonymous takes down Department of Justice, RIAA, Motion Picture Association and Universal Music

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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 11:02 PM
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Good for them




posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 11:16 PM
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I applaud the actions of Anonymous to date.

They could do much that is wrong but they haven't.

I wish I knew how to assist them in ways that protected me from retribution.

Unfortunately I don't and will just have to wait for the current powers that be to be dethroned.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 11:38 PM
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Originally posted by Exemplar
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I love the wording here. "piracy hub"? There was a ton of stuff on megaupload that was legit and they always took down files that violated copyright as soon as it was discovered. What exactly could megaupload have done to prevent this? They had 50 million users a day! I guess this is what we're paying the FBI to do these days? Heads up, someone just downloaded an mp3! Nevermind the rampant corruption in our government...someone didn't pay the music and movie mafia their due! And to make things worse, they shut them down with no warning, no trial and no due process.


That's exactly what I was thinking when I heard the news. I can't believe it. Just yesterday I was using it to upload a file for work to share with our printer. Completely legitimate use here, and I happened to read the Terms and Conditions before I uploaded. It says in their Terms and Conditions VERY CLEARLY that copyrighted material that does not belong to you will be taken down. All they are is a company which provides a service for the upload and sharing of big files you can't send through regular e-mail (very useful to photographers, graphic artists, etc.). I don't get where the Government has any right to arrest these people, unless the owners of the website were themselves sharing illegal files and broke the law in that way. Where's the crime in providing this service??? I hope their lawyers tare them a new one. The only people who should be prosecuted are the ones who were using the service to share illegal files. Such B.S.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 11:47 PM
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It appears our lawmakers and corporate fascists have forgotten the meaning of the Gadsden flag.

Don't tread on me. This won't be enough though, taking a website down doesn't actually do anything.
edit on 19-1-2012 by RSF77 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:37 AM
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I am so proud & HAPPY that this anomynous took down all those websites & hopefully Obama's too. They have now
for centuries tormented us with this fake, fictitious, fictional Corporation BS in order to escape responsibility &
accountability. They have twisted the truth so much, they now live in a fake world themselves. When the fury of the 7
Billion of LIVE human beings enflames, they will be toast & their few hundred thousand employees will even turn on
them, so their techno aparatus will be useless against us. Even ONE human spirit can eliminate this evil, cause they
are so phoney & always blowing smoke & hot air.
They have not encountered the HUMAN SPIRIT yet, they convinced themselves that we are just their slaves, cattle,
kanonenfodder, useless eaters, now this will turn exactly around. Their ...UN Agenda 21 ... (google it) forcing these
"SMART METERS" on us will also backfire. (Google smart meters)
.
ANONYMUS .... if you read this, here are the bank account numbers of the Queen, Elizabeth Windsor, who signs
in the THOUSANDS of QUAD TRILLION $$$$$$$$ sitting on fiat papers & phoney digits, wipe them
out.
www.fourwinds10.net...
.
.
They supposed to have voted for this SOPA & it went thru. Can someone give me the link to the site that shows who
voted for what, especially the ridiculous order, where Obama thinks he can just pick us off the streets & kill us.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:59 AM
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Seems they are poking the cattle with an electric rod.

"What ya gonna do you stupid sheep? You worthless sheep, what can you really do? Nothing! That's what I thought you ignorant slave! Back to work!"

Sad days we live in. This will get no media coverage, nobody you know will know anything about it. Get back to sleep cattle. Let me sing you a song.




posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:27 AM
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And people still think Anonymous is part of the cia and the fbi

ATS, you disapoint me again

Anyway, soon Anonymous might strike even more important targets



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 03:24 AM
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Originally posted by AnonyWarp
And people still think Anonymous is part of the cia and the fbi

ATS, you disapoint me again

Anyway, soon Anonymous might strike even more important targets


Funniest post ever. Thank you.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 04:33 AM
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Thank you Uber for your kind response, wish I could have said the same of some other members


I remember Napster in its original format, it was great!

Course times haven't changed that much you can still download music free online, and as the policy becomes more sophisticated, so will the loop holes to be eploited.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 07:21 AM
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Originally posted by Hessdalen
START THE REVOLUTION, NOW!!!!

join anonymous - be part of the rebellion...

Get mad and take action as you see how your internet privacy and freedoms are about to be taken away step-by-step
edit on 19-1-2012 by Hessdalen because: mindcontrol


Yes and those idiot anons are going to speed things up.

Hackers my arse!



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 07:29 AM
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Originally posted by AnonyWarp
And people still think Anonymous is part of the cia and the fbi

ATS, you disapoint me again

Anyway, soon Anonymous might strike even more important targets


Thats not what we think you thought wrong friend



Great Job Anonymous!

edit on 20-1-2012 by Agent_USA_Supporter because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 08:14 AM
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Originally posted by CrimsonMoon

Originally posted by Hessdalen
START THE REVOLUTION, NOW!!!!

join anonymous - be part of the rebellion...

Get mad and take action as you see how your internet privacy and freedoms are about to be taken away step-by-step
edit on 19-1-2012 by Hessdalen because: mindcontrol


Yes and those idiot anons are going to speed things up.

Hackers my arse!


So what's the play then, mr. pessimist? Let it all slip away slowly? Is that the rational thing to do?

I'm not for intellectual property theft, but I'd rather have a system that allows for the free exchange of information and makes prosecuting those criminals difficult and slow, than a highly efficient and reactive system of prosecution that makes information exchange contrived and sometimes impossible. I'm also not for a figurative governmental master switch that could be flipped, with the only recourse being a slow court challenge.

I don't think that taking down the front pages of a few high profile institutions is going to do anything except bring notice to the situation. I think anon is smart enough to realize that. I think that was the point. It might also be a warning shot across the bow, but I have no idea what their capabilities actually are. I do think that no matter what, it's better than doing nothing, and I thank them for their actions even if it only serves to bring heightened awareness.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:08 AM
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Regardless of why it was done, isn't anyone alarmed that the DOJ CAN be shut down? If it can be shut down can it also be manipulated? Can anything just be shut down? I mean really, how vulnerable are we? Somebody needs to get their thinking cap on. We need to look beyond the trees people.
edit on 20-1-2012 by Gridrebel because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 12:25 PM
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Make no mistakes, WW3 already begun as an online war. It's clear that there are various sides to this, let's just wait and see who takes the advantage.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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Excepting Universal Music, all the other websites are up and running. C'mon, didn't you think that DoJ have some stupid retarded caveman in the IT department, wouldn't you?
Now, as much I hate the idea of a website pulled-over by the government (either the American, Samoan or Mozambican one) I have to say that the response from anonymous was useless, childish and absolutely pathetic. I'll explain why.

Here we have the United States Government, a super power, Da Man, who have all the necessary switches to enforce any law, good, bad, sick or otherwise over the people.
Now, they are shutting down a file-sharing website after years of complains from various artists and production companies about copyright infringements. Such laws, protecting the rights of someone who create something, should exist, otherwise small artists, at least them, would starve. Don't even start an argument over this; if you are a freelance composer, for example, living only from what you can sell, having your work spreading over the Internet without you getting a dime, would piss you off royally.

On the other hand, we have Anonymous. What they are doing? They are attacking some websites, as a retaliation for the actions of the nasty Feds (and yes, they ARE nasty, in some cases). Few hours after the attack, the websites are back online - excepting one.
Now tell me: isn't this kind of answer more specific to a child who is getting kicked in the butt for destroying property and he, in response, is breaking some windows from the property in question? Is this the right response to a - for now - LEGAL action? I'm not defending the Feds - I'm not even American - but, in my opinion, this situation must be treated like something normal, something which would not start "The World Cyber-War".

Copyright is a serious thing. Copyright is helping a lot of people to put bread on their table, to feed their families. I'm not talking here about the big corporations, who are charging huge money for their movies, software or whatever. I am talking about the creators themselves, people like you and me, who deserve to be able to live from their work.
Think about it.

And if someone is the real danger in this, is Anonymous. Their actions are dangerous, in my opinion. They are just offering the TPTB the means to enforce laws like SOPA and PIPA and gods knows what else in the future.

My 2 cents...



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 04:00 PM
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I saw on the news today that the guys from Megaupload were making over 40 mill a year on that website. This makes me wonder why anonymous would do such a thing in a retaliation to a couple guys making millions of dollars being thieve's. I know the movie companies are the real thieves for how much they make a year, but these guys aren't any better than them.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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Originally posted by Gridrebel
Regardless of why it was done, isn't anyone alarmed that the DOJ CAN be shut down? If it can be shut down can it also be manipulated? Can anything just be shut down? I mean really, how vulnerable are we? Somebody needs to get their thinking cap on. We need to look beyond the trees people.
edit on 20-1-2012 by Gridrebel because: (no reason given)


The only site that was shutdown was the public website, not any kind of high security or internal network. The DOJ might even just contract out the hosting and maintenance of the public website.

It also was not a compromising type attack, only a DOS (Denial of Service) attack which just basically overloads the site with requests to the point where it is so bogged down it cannot respond to legitimate requests.

I would not worry to much about it, not really a serious security breach, more like a message.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 04:17 PM
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So what's the play then, mr. pessimist? Let it all slip away slowly? Is that the rational thing to do?


Awesome post, you took the words out of my mouth!

Any action is better than none...



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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Originally posted by openeyeswideshut
I saw on the news today that the guys from Megaupload were making over 40 mill a year on that website. This makes me wonder why anonymous would do such a thing in a retaliation to a couple guys making millions of dollars being thieve's. I know the movie companies are the real thieves for how much they make a year, but these guys aren't any better than them.


Is this true? Which news source was it?



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 04:32 PM
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Interesting stance, I hadn't thought of it that way. Another ATS member(openeyeswideshut) mentioned that the site owners were making 40mil a year! I like to hear both sides of the story. Thanks for your insight.
edit on 20-1-2012 by Wide-Eyes because: (no reason given)



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