[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/11/60bP18.jpg[/newsimage]Anonymous, the vigilante group behind Operation Payback, is becoming increasingly bold as they successfully carry out more DDoS attacks against the websites of antipiracy agencies and advocates. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/operation-payback-gets-bold-hits-us-copyright-office-36175/](http://www.myce.com/news/operation-payback-gets-bold-hits-us-copyright-office-36175/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
These guys are going to get burned sooner or later
How can you burn literally thousands of people? This is not a centralized organization. You get 1 and 3 pop up to take the place.
[QUOTE=penguin_head;2554880]How can you burn literally thousands of people?[/QUOTE] Lots of governments on this planet have had decades of pretty succesful experiences on how to deal with lots of people who don’t do their bidding.
I know what i wrote, but i would really hate to see this tread transform into a Godwin’s law, so please don’t. Really dont! Please.
If I wanted to send a donation for a cause I believe in, would I be considered a “terrorist”? I applaud Anon and their cause, they aren’t trying to destroy the government, just trying to get them to face the truth, we the people want cheap entertainment. You will never convince me that a video game is worth 50- 75 bucks. I don’t care how many people you had working on it, it is still corporate greed. I wait until they hit the 20 dollar bin, then I’ll think about it, and sometimes will wait even longer. You have nothing that I must be extorted to pay an outrageous price for. Wrap you head around this, if I make minimum wage and wanted to take my wife to a movie. I would have to pay roughly 40 bucks for 2 tix at said picture. Well, that 40 bucks is equal to roughly 6 hours of work. Does anyone think there is any game/ movie/ music worth that price? The cost of everything is gone up, but never wages. We are an underpaid society and soon we will be serfs for the elites, again.
[QUOTE=trust2112;2554963] they aren’t trying to destroy the government, just trying to get them to face the truth, we the people want cheap entertainment.QUOTE]
The problem is fairness - now all the rights are with the big company, not society.
Copyright & patent law (founding fathers idea) was to give limited protection for limited time - not 100 years. Now that big money can buy elections, how much worse will it get?
[QUOTE=trust2112;2554963]The cost of everything is gone up, but never wages. We are an underpaid society and soon we will be serfs for the elites, again.[/QUOTE]
Don’t assume everyone on this non-US situated board is a US citizen and shares the same problems with a lack off decent level for minimum wage
As to back on topic …
I understand that bandwidth has to be paid for …and I hope the bandwidth costs are going through the roof for these companies
It’s probably too much to hope for that it’s not being financed by the public purse
I’d have assumed, given the US economy is circling the drain, copyright would be given less priority than, for example, keeping the US economy afloat …
I guess it really shows US politics priorities
Debro, it is not as bad here as you read. When I read the world’s tabloids (I often do, more often than not, to get a “rounded view”) I sometimes wonder where this U.S.A. is they are talking about. Just as when I listen to U.S news outlets that paints the world as basically “out to get U.S.”.
As far as circling the drain, that seems to a wish of many a country and people. It is not going to happen. If the U.S. put an import tax 1/3rd that size of what Brazil puts (33.3 on anything not made there), what do you think would happen. The U.S. won’t do that. We will just print massive amounts of money, and U.S. products will be cheap. Time for the world to step up and stop counting on America to buy her goods, we have some stuff to sell too. Watch what happens in the next couple of years as the private sector (Space X, Bigelow-Boeing) take over the space ferrying business, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
(Now starts the "Warmongering, Bush (the asshole president we had) and all the other usual poop, America is so evil.
Aussies will be seeing much more of us, as we have accepted her invitation.