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 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 and PIPA.
In accordance with #OpBlackMarch , Anonymous affiliates at anongroup.net are announcing Operation 30 Days of DDoS.
#OP 30 Days of DDoS is an ongoing operation to assist with #OpBlackMarch . We are organizing a continuous DDoS campaign against the media industry to disrupt the distribution of media online and we are asking you to aid us in our efforts!
The media industry is the largest supporter of internet censorship. That which they seek to censor is the very essence of freedom. Our efforts are to preserve a free internet.
If you can not contribute to the DDoS campaign contribute by sharing this information with your friends or by participating in our discussions regarding this operation.
For details regarding targets and time of attack visit:
Download LOIC: http://sourceforge.net/projects/loic/
Download HOIC: http://www.mediafire.com/?i944b6bk9bwaq74
The internet is gearing up for a fight, several sites have pledged to go dark on January 18 in protest of SOPA and PIPA, the internet blacklist legislation currently making their way through Congress. Below is a list of confirmed sites joining in :
3. The entire Cheezburger Network
5. Hacktivist group, Anonymous
6. Red 5 Studios, developer of the Firefall MMO
7. Mojang.com and Popular MMO, Minecraft
8. NLB Creations
9. Webmaster community Admin Forums
10. Web design company, Skytemple.com
11. Gaming site Video Game Generation
12. Right Angle Recording
13. All sites in Major League Gaming’s network
15. Errata Security
16. XDA Developers
17. Gaming site, GOG.com
18. Hey It’s Free!
19. Harder Blogger Faster
20. Colossal Mind
21. Sonic Retro
23. Working It Out
27. Through the Eyes of a Pirate
28. Cynical Brit
29. Platform Nation
30. Digital Suicide
31. Kahn Labs
35. A Much Better Way
36. [H]ard OCP Gaming Community
38. Boing Boing
40. The Weekly Gripe
41. Leslie Networks
42. WordPress for Business Websites
43. Simply Fixed s
49. Raspberry Pi
52. Rational Responders
53. Brian Sapient
54. Celebrity Atheists
55. Purpose of Christmas
56. Atheism United
57. Emerald Angel Comics
58. Fairy Tail Episode
59. Vanilla Forums
61. New Buddhist
62. This is Xbox
63. CnC Fansite
67. Olivero Broadcasting Group
68. BHR Hosting
69. Red Dawn Movie News
71. Kona’s Korner
72. Radioactive Nerd
73. Talking About Games
74. GOOD Evening
75. Rage Maker
78. Doxie Lovers Club
79. Twitpic versions of their site.
80. Age of Coins
81. A Softer World
82. This Is Why Im Broke
83. Cake Wrecks
84. Dance Top 40
85. Code Labs
87. The Ikids Blog
88. MMO Melting Pot
89. Inficron Technologies
91. Geek Culture and the Joy of Tech comic
93. Quiet Speculation
Join us and pledge not to tweet between 8AM-8PM EST (1300-0100 UTC) on 18 January [check your local timezone] - Use hashtags #SOPAblackout and #J18
Add “CENSORED” banners to your Twitter pic by going to - http://www.blackoutsopa.org/
Facebook users are also urged to protest by joining the “Stop Internet Censorship by Protesting SOPA event” https://www.facebook.com/events/232028526874851/ and posting censored photo galleries to their Facebook walls on the 18th.
WordPress users wanting to join in the protest might find the SOPA Blackout plugin, which adds a temporary 503 status and customisable page to your site automatically. Blogspot users can easily show their support, too.
"The unified merge has a bigger business reason - to tackle Facebook's 800 million strong user-base! Google+ will effectively almost have at least 490 million users ready to move to Google+ on March 1.
When all the Google sites merge - the google accounts would all be almost folded into 1 google+ account per user account!
So definitely all those guys with YouTube accounts for which Google already paid $1.65 Billion would almost automatically have google+ accounts
So, It's gonna be magical on March 1st for Google+ - 490 million unique users from YouTube would almost automatically jump into Google+ and assuming that is a superset of all existing Google+ users today - Google+ will effectively have close to 490 million users almost automatically on March 1.
So effectively all those facebook users posting YouTube videos on Facebook would automatically have Google+ accounts! http://mashable.com/2011/02/19/youtube-facts/
When the user's log in brings the user directly to a toolbar with google+ nearby - its at the doorstep. Google is free so Google+ can just use the single sign on to call these users as Google unified users - albeit whatever the service the user actually uses.
Remember at the end of Dec 2011 - Google+ had only 62 million users. So this is definitely a huge step in the right direction! http://mashable.com/2011/12/27/google-plus-62m-users/ " -
Let's remember that Google+ has now more than 100million users https://plus.google.com/106393478695568433143/posts/iyTokvGSzw7
and the number of Google+ fans for the site's top 100 brands grew at a 1,400% pace last month seeing an increase of 3.1 million in their circles
http://news.techworld.com/networking/3338701/google-business-growth-figures-dominated-by-top-brands/ (link via and )
Image via http://goo.gl/GDOxM .
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