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  1. Operation Black March, Join Anonymous and censor them back!


    #105632012-02-04 10:54:34Ninja_Zero said:

    Operation Black March, Thursday, March 1st 2012 to Saturday 31st March 2012

    With the continuing campaigns for Internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA 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 stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single or magazine.

    Wait 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 stores and shares will blip form a large enough loss of incomes This action can give a statement of intent:

    "We Will Not Tolerate The Media Industries' Lobbying For Legislation Which Will Censor The Internet."

    This is something i found online about going against this unfair censorship i copied it word from word since i couldnt put the picture in

    please help me and support with me otherwise soon enough 'The Internet Will Not Be The Internet Itself'

  2. #105772012-02-04 11:55:05PureCarnage said:

    eh I think i have a pre-ordered game in march, but other than that I plan to do this. hopefully my one game won't ruin it. xD

  3. #105942012-02-04 14:49:25eterno said:

    I've heard about this and goddamn it, I will participate whether or not it'll work!

    And I bet I could hit them quite hard. I watch movies regularly.

  4. #105992012-02-04 15:17:41TokoyamiSenshi said:

    This is like whack-a-mole. If you want to own the moles, you don't whack them as they pop up. You disasemble the whole whack-a-mole system and whack them to your heart's content.

    What I wanted to say is; it's not stupid because it's ineffective, it's stupid because it's playing by their rules. People are the ones who should be writing rules and if people think piracy is okay, they should fight the laws against it and force those companies to deal with it by improving the service as @Gargon mentioned in his thread. As long as you live in fear of ending up in jail for reading a novel you like, well fuck that.

    Also, I for one would always pay for original goods if I thought it's worth the money(or if I had money), but look at it this way; I can't know if it's worth or not unless I read it beforehand. So in a sense, forcing me to pay before I see what it is is like forcing someone to buy food without checking it's expiry date.

    Also, I'm all for supporting artists, not the companies who publish their stuff.

  5. #106232012-02-04 19:59:13Claire-chan said:

    GAHH! ;____;... All my favorite Games and movies I was going to order are coming in March. I guess I'll have to check which ones I can and can't get. ;A;

    Oh well. =____=U. I could always try.

  6. #106252012-02-04 20:05:44InsaneBoredGame said:

    A few people holding out on games and stuff won't change anything, really. In the unlikely event that this event does affect their sales margins, they'll just assume that you're downloading it illegally. I don't think they'll end their support for internet censorship or anti-piracy laws after that.

  7. #106592012-02-05 02:39:25Spades said:

    @eterno

    they'll just ASSUME that you're downloading it illegally

    I don't think NOT downloading things illegally would stop their assumptions.

  8. #106642012-02-05 02:44:51eterno said:

    @Spades No, because Anonymous will do their usual address and marches. In any case, it doesn't matter whether they're assuming everyone is downloading things illegally or not. The message is clear, we have their money.

  9. #106682012-02-05 02:55:59Spades said:

    @eterno I'm pretty damn sure that people other then you and this whole Anonymous bullshit are gonna make a whole lot of difference. I mean, you have 1 month to get the word out. Do you think people are gonna support whatever it is you're gonna do? Stop downloading music, stop downloading movies, stop downloading illegally. Human nature. You tell use not to do something, we do the exact fucking opposite.

    It doesn't matter if you have their money, the fact that you say you do simply gives more of a reason for them to put their support towards these bills.

    If you can come up with a way that would actually help benefit those companies, they'd probably NOT be complete dicks to people who just want to fuck them over. If you can pull in some facts about how this may NOT benefit them, sure they'd probably do something about these bills.

    But no. You're just gonna throw your little tantrum until you get what you want. The whole reason for the support these companies give is because fuckers don't want to pay for shit. You think that not buying their merchandise is gonna do anything to stop their support on the bill? Man i'd be pissed as fuck if someone did that to me.

    I'd just fuck you over even more and try to pull even more bullshit you'll just bitch about. Psh what do I care about what you do? You're just stealing my shit anyway. If you're just gonna illegally download it, I may as well make it harder for you.

    Now I may not support the bill itself, for obvious reasons, but I can somewhat understand why these entertainment companies support it.

  10. #106692012-02-05 03:05:56eterno said:

    @Spades Somehow you think of these companies as people with feelings and reason.

    Anarchy is the only way to protest, as long as it's done right. Because rationality just won't work against people with power.

    And if they happen to fuck us over even more, that's actually a good thing because that would make their position even worse.

    No really. This protest might be meaningless but change usually starts with something meaningless (like how a sandwich started WWI or how some random artist got rejected started WWII).

  11. #106742012-02-05 03:19:05InsaneBoredGame said:

    @eterno

    I don't remember being transported into the world of Atlas Shrugged. The companies support the bill to prevent piracy, protecting their own assets. Not all of them are lobbying for interwebz domination.

    Also, you seem to assume the Anonymous is being noble here (being crusaders against a great evil or something). Let me say this straight. They are a bunch of trolls on 4chan. Trolls on 4chan. Very far from any kind of heroic. No company is going to believe that there is no illegal downloading going on because a bunch of internet greifers mentioned it vaguely.

  12. #106762012-02-05 03:23:01Spades said:

    @eterno As I am not knowledgeable in this subject and the opinions of said entertainment companies, I apologize for spouting my opinion in such a way as if it was the only possible conclusion.

    Though I will say that I am against this idea of just stopping everything. I see no point or benefit from it other then to aggravate these companies. As said by @DarkChaplain, this would seem to also fuck smaller companies who may also be against SOPA and such others or simply not care for how these things turn out.

    Though again, this is simply from the opinion of someone who does not want to make too much trouble for someone other then myself.

    If there is another way to protest, whether meaningless or not, that would not completely fuck over people who don't want to become involved then sure, i'd support that. I have no problem's though, if you try to make this as big as possible. I mean, if you're gonna fuck something, might as well fuck it in a marvelous manner. Do what you gotta do.

    Apologies again if I came off like I knew my shit.

  13. #106782012-02-05 03:34:05 *Elegy said:

    Anon doesn't support this shit. At least last I checked /v/, /jp/, and I think /k/ don't. Not that I have money to go against taking part in this, but I don't do so with the intent of not buying things to protest. Intent is more important than actions in such a case.

    This is poorly planned, even if enough people rally to this and do mange to make any sort of small dent, well guess what. Congratulations, I hope you feel happy you're fucking with the economy.

    Though I already had a fucking 3 hour long debate on this shit and I'm tired of hearing it, much less do I wanna have to re explain everything. Go buy your shit and maybe they'll stop thinking they need to fuck us all over. Or better yet why not write in to whoever the hell you want to bringing forth the idea that was mentioned in Gargron's thread about a Steam for movies, etc, etc.

  14. #106872012-02-05 03:53:39eterno said:

    @InsaneBoredGame Anonymous is a concept, not a group.

    @Spades @Elegy I doubt there would be enough people who are going to participate in this to make any difference. But if it does work, then whatever the outcome is it's inevitable. Just like how WWI was started, it really wasn't the sandwich but the sandwich started the Domino Effect.

  15. #107482012-02-05 08:58:11Ninja_Zero said:

    @Elegy

    Even if there were only 100 people its the fact that those 100 people stood up against politics and maybe if the companies check their profits they will see a little decrease in it, which in turn after March is over they would see the profits going up to normal again so they would look into why this has happened and by chance should they see operation black march theres a chance they WILL SUPPORT IT

    of course in facts the chances are low that they actually look at their small income change since their rich they don't care

    but with the 100 people slowly the message will spread to more people and companies which in turn with enough people knowing the message and the companies going against it , the supporters will slowly decline and SOPA, internet censorship will disappear in this year