Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bad to Good

Well, I was continuing to see the beginning of the end as Megaupload was taken down a couple hours after Blackout Day (Probably a show of force by FBI & DoJ). Well, the almighty unspeakable board pulled through.

I went to dinner quite enraged. I arrived home to discover that the Department of Justice website, the FBI website, the MPAA website, the RIAA website, and several others had all been taken down by, as the media still likes to call it, the "Hacktivist" (God I hate that word) group "Anonymous". Well, I rejoiced and immediately got to work getting up to speed on the happenings. This was quite a triumphant retaliation if I may say so myself. Dox were put together of Lamar Smith and the CEO of MPAA, Chris Dodd. Let's hope that this helps get them to back off on their grasping at power, and that the people keep fighting back. I think we could be on the road to turbulent times. Given the current direction the government is headed, a turbulent era with a new government rising up for the people would be the best thing for us, in my opinion.

There was also talk of a complete "blackout" of buying anything from RIAA, MPAA, etc. No media purchased over the month of March to cause massive profit losses in Q1. Given how well blackout day went, it's not implausible that this could make a serious dent in their profits, which would send a serious message, given enough cooperation. I also remember seeing talk about a DDoS of the DNS root servers for the whole nation, but haven't seen any more discussion from this. Would likely be *too* devastating for everybody, and would be virtually impossible, although apparently it was tried before and nearly succeeded.

Thoughts on the mass takedowns? I'm hoping people keep the pressure on this government. It's gotten way out of hand.

28 comments:

  1. I say its good. They need to fuck off and waste their time with more important things like the 500 FBI computers with child porn or actual criminals that get away with shit. Not teenagers who are broke so they download shitty music.

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  2. Followed.
    Also, fuck the FBI. We still have The Pirate Bay. ;)

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  3. Both comments I agree with! Thanks for the follow My 2 Pesos! Dreadnaught: wasn't aware of this CP on FBI computers? Wow.

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  4. I'm pretty glad that there is a force in this world that they can't control yet and it's making one hell of an oppossision

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  5. totally agree with dreadnaught.
    There are bigger problems in USA and the world than illegal downloads. like hunger, obesety, uneducated generations of kids.

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  6. Just shows the main ppl calling the shots are the companies who have brought the government.

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  7. Honestly, I feel just like in this XKCD: http://xkcd.com/932/

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  8. gewgre: Me too :D
    zabuzar: Yea, though uneducated kids works well in the establishment's favor at times
    Zap: Indeed, I've known this for quite a while!
    GhosT: Thanks, following back
    Faust: I can see the feeligns behind that
    Bersercules: Yep
    God King: Thanks, following back!

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  9. just shows the corp's control to much .. spending all this time trying to control the internet if it got stupidly locked down everyone would just go somewhere else like darknet or ToR.

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  10. There's gotta be a different way of labeling Anonymous. Anonymous represents the hackers, but Anonymous also writes my favorite quotes, and Anonymous wrote my favorite secular music after the Holy Roman Empire. He doesn't seem like a bad guy. :P

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  11. What surprises me more than Megaupload being down is what they charged them with and the fact that New Zealand conducted the arrests of its own citizens w/o second thought b/c the US asked them to. If you look at the actual charges (supporting copyright enfringement, encouraging copyright enfingement, etc etc) any fair court would throw the case out after looking at Megaupload's policies and amount of traffic they get daily... Guess we will see though.

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  12. Dodd is such a hack. Guy pretends like he cares about anything but money

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  13. Zap: There needs to be something to bring power back to the people. We shouldn't *have* to hide on the deep web as they steal our rights.

    Jacob: :P
    Random Guy: Apparently CONSPIRACY to commit Copyright Infringement is now a crime. Weird, I didn't know you could be charged for considering ways to pirate
    Cross: Indeed he is a money hungry prick

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  14. mpaa and riaa have the money and thus influence to make these things happen. the timing after the blackout can't be a coincidence

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  15. Leon: Nope, I imagine it definitely was not. Let's just hope the people keep fighting back

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  16. Thanks Kristjan, will do the same for you!

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  17. Looks like I won't be buying anymore books through march.

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  18. Bunch of crap no matter what they just do what they want anyway

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  19. Their fight is useless, I think. They should be focusing on providing better service than f.ex. torrents do.

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  20. Wish this is a good lesson to the DoJ and FBI that you can't touch our internet. :P.

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  21. I hope that people stop being so apathetic about what's happening with our government. :/ Stopping SOPA was nice, but that's just one battle in a war fueled by corporate money.

    Good stuff though. Following.

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  22. yeah very interesting post ! following !

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  23. We are entering dire straits, so long as we keep up our awareness they won't be able to defeat us!

    Tell everyone you can!! We need the internet to survive as humans, it's the best communication tool we have!

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  24. Glad that everybody found this interesting. It also makes me happy to see that there are still people interested in their freedoms and protecting the internet!

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