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ANONYMOUS - Operation Black March
« on: February 13, 2012, 12:46:04 PM »
ANONYMOUS - Operation Black March YouTube Broadcast



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Join Operation Black March.
 
With the continuing campaigns for Internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA, ACTA and PIPA, and the closure of sites such as Megaupload under allegations of "piracy" and "conspiracy", the time has come to take a stand against music-, film- and media companies' lobbyists.
 
The only way is to hit them where it truly hurts - their profit margins.
 
March 2012 is the end of the 1st quarter in economic reports worldwide.
 
Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy, Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine.
 
Wait the 4 weeks to buy them in April - see the film later, etc. Holding out for just 4 weeks, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in media and entertainment companies' profits for the 1st quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments worldwide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes.
 
This action can give a statement of intent:
 We will NOT tolerate the Media Industries' lobbying for legistation which will censor the internet.

Regarding Black March: If you want to do something that makes a statement, consider shifting your money not only away from corporate media but to independent media.
Buy comics published by someone other than DC and Marvel. Buy books from small and independent presses. Support independent production companies who fight to stay independent and fan-focused.
 
Better yet, buy things directly from creators and artisans. Support independent retailers. Don't just blanket punish media producers and distributors ? refocus those resources into supporting the ones who espouse and depend on free exchange of information and ideas. Because those are the people preserving intellectual freedom. Those are the people creating work of substance. And those are the people struggling to make a living, because they aren't bankrolled by the Corporate Elite lobbying for SOPA, ACTA and PIPA.
 
Join the fight against ACTA, join Operation Black March. Legally or illegally, buy or download NOTHING for one month.
 
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 We are anonymous.
 We are legion.
 We do not forgive.
 We do not forget.
 Expect us.
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A pretty relevant general topic with no thread, so just thought I'd try encouraging some intelligent conversation...your opinion?
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Offline Mago_Haydz

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Re: ANONYMOUS - Operation Black March
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 03:27:05 PM »
fuck Anonymous. right up their arse. I'll buy what I want, when I want (or at least, when my wallet allows). Is this the decade of the pointless protest or something? Occupy, Anonymous... all a bunch of weirdos.
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Re: ANONYMOUS - Operation Black March
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 05:53:41 PM »
*shakes head*

I think you've missed the point Mago. Have you seen what the SOPA bill is, and what it could do to the internet? It would mean websites like WF could be shutdown in a moments notice, all because someone posts a link to their favourite song on youtube in the Now Playing thread.

Hypothetical here, but you get the point.

Heres another way to look at it:
http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=pass_sopa
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Re: ANONYMOUS - Operation Black March
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 07:00:48 PM »
fuck Anonymous. right up their arse. I'll buy what I want, when I want (or at least, when my wallet allows). Is this the decade of the pointless protest or something? Occupy, Anonymous... all a bunch of weirdos.

Its hard to sympathise with Occupy from this side of the world but when you are stuck with a system that privatises banks and then socialises the debts through taxes and helping to create massive gaps along the way between the rich and the poor I can't help but feel you've missed how fucked the whole system has become in America. Things will get worse before they get better but until they can stop the rich buying legislation the bottom 80% of Americas population is in for a rough ride in the coming decade.

As for the occupy protesters in Aus I don't really know what most of them are complaining about, while the Australian govt has some issues we don't have any problems compared to what the US is going through.

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Re: ANONYMOUS - Operation Black March
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012, 09:12:56 PM »
As for the occupy protesters in Aus I don't really know what most of them are complaining about, while the Australian govt has some issues we don't have any problems compared to what the US is going through.

Yeah, this is very true. Sure, we have plenty of problems here in Australia, but no matter how much we complain about our politicians, they still look bloody stellar in comparison to what America has.



My concern about this proposed "Black March" would be that damage it could do to small retail stores. While I doubt the plan will come to fruition, the only people who would be hurt by such action would be small business, not the major corporations.

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Re: ANONYMOUS - Operation Black March
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 07:40:27 AM »

My concern about this proposed "Black March" would be that damage it could do to small retail stores. While I doubt the plan will come to fruition, the only people who would be hurt by such action would be small business, not the major corporations.

That was entirely my point. How is this going to stop the internet being "shut down" (which will never happen anyway)?
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