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Black March #OpBlackMarch

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, Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, Do not buy a DVD in the stores, Do not buy a video game, Do not buy a single book or magazine atleast not legally.

Wait the 4 weeks to buy them in April see the film later, etc. Holding out for just 4 weeks, maximum, its just a small sacrifice for the greater good this 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 are announcing Operation 30 Days of DDoS.

Why DDoS: By taking the sites offline for even a few hours will get the attention of many people, DDoS is analogous to group of people protesting in front of a building

#OP30DaysofDDoS 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:
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The only reason why anonymous has made news is because they have a few nerds who are hackstery enough to DDoS websites. The idea that they could convince enough people not to buy things and expect that to have a big enough effect to actually make the entertainment industry notice is kind of laughable. Also they smell funny too.
SOPA, PIPA, ACTA ... they aren't productive laws. They have cost a lot in lobbing and aren't 100% efficient. Stop fighting the flow, work with it.

Anonymous DDOS attacks are the worst response possible. By attacking others, you prove that the internet should be controller more. It gives another excuse to allow network monitoring and harsh sentences.

Anonymous stop fighting and propose an alternative. Find a way or build a service that would allows everyone to be happy.

Boycotting or attacking can only make things worse.
I'm so down with this it's not even funny. Our government becomes to powerful. <3 
How can you "flow" with something that is wrong. This is the start of them sticking their fatty fingers in things they shouldn't. It makes them like the controlling governments we look down upon. Back off my downloads or imma get angry.
they sure put some awesome background music... gives me the chills
+Seth Smith if you're just going to troll around here, then I'll suggest you to get out of here and shut up. Do whatever you like, but Anonymous will be saving your internet undoubtedly.
Anonymous hacked Malaysian government sites, I truly praise them.
+Tara Velez this is completely voluntary, not like some of the stupid rules being enforced by the government
Attacking big media/government websites with things like a DDoS is the same as them throwing garbage legislation at us like SOPA. It's not about being productive, it's about control. I wholeheartedly understand why people feel it's justified, but it isn't. It will never be.

SOPA and other laws are an archaic attempt to control the new world using a mindset that has long since become obsolete. It won't work because we're better than that.

Breaking laws in protest of other laws won't do anything to convince government officials that we're in the right, it will only make them think we're the bad guys. And we're not. Organizations like the MPAA are clearly and unequivocally in the wrong, but if we stoop to their level we will negate any moral justification we have in this battle.

If you're going to use illegals means to fight back, don't say you're doing it because you're trying to win this. Be honest, and admit you're doing this because you want to hurt them.

A DDoS attack will never earn us support among legislators or the heads of companies, and these are the people we need to work with in order to ensure we build, maintain and grow a free and open internet.

We need to build a better world and we have to do it by being better people. This applies to everyone, not just the other side.
I don't understand the line don't download a single song legally or ilegally. Why don't download illegally? (other then that it's illegal), they hardly profit from that...
+Jonas Thomen The goal is to say: "We can live without your products, period. But you can't live without our patronage."
I gotta say, this is the first time I'm watching a raid form from anywhere else but anon's site. Send this to your friends, even if you can't participate wholly. Small steps to ensure a bright future for us all.
+Jonas Thomen it means that we're still going to download illegally and won't pay for. The officials just want money in their pockets, so if we don't download, they won't garner any attention. Leads on to no music discovery, thus less possibilities to expand new artists' selling points.
Imma put my 2c in. Ultimately, I agree that we need to hit the media industry. Hard. But the DDoS? Personally, the way I look at this is simple. Why stir up the hornets nest, for being stung once?

All it's going to do is piss people off a fair bit. Don't get me wrong, I agree with the concept, making a stand against censorship and everything else, but two wrongs don't make a right. Ultimately, though, if it does boil down to it, politics is a load of bullshite anyway, and the DDoS campaign is the lesser of two evils in this situation.

I'm not going to be actively participating in the DDoS, but I agree with the concept, and support you in that way. I will also be taking part in the black march (slightly more legal)
"The only way is to hit them where it truly hurts, their profit margins." Indeed we should do that and the key is the consumers. We might all just decide NOT to go to the next Sony backed blockbuster movie. Or go on a free media diet for a week (I tried). If just 1% does this publicly, this will kill their margins, and even more important the value of their stock options.
Anonymous should keep doing what they do, we (simple consumers) should do our part.
Everyone claims they are Anonymous. Prove it. Tell us on G+ you are going to DOS something at a specified time and then do it.
I'd be happier to comply if anonymous really fucked some shit up. Ddos is pretty lame. They need to do some damage for govt to take them seriously
+Eric Lortie. I just wanna say you put that in a fantastic humanist way :)
anonymous i thought u were cool but if we dont have media i think its the worse idea ever it sucks
+Gordon Murphy I know DDoS is lame but but can other non tech savvy people who are willing to help do? they can contribute bye doing things like DDoSing and spreading the message, lets leave the dealing of heavy damage to the pros in Anons
Are the versions of hoic and loic built using Qt or Java? I'm using fedora on my netbook not windows. :p
Lets see...Asking media addicted ADHD kids to boycott for 1 month? Better chances asking all the heroin addicts to give up dope for a month.This is what we created.
You tell 'em Anonymous! Show those fat cats who's boss by taking the internet away from the people for a month! After all, the best way to hurt big companies is to hurt their customers, right!? Wrong! This makes no sense. Why not simply go through with the boycott. That's a good idea and if organized well will send the right message. Attempting to shut down the entire web for any amount of time only fuels these idiot lobbyist's arguments!
Ok it's all good, democracy, freedom of speech, people's rights etc...
But why DDoS ? It has been proved so many times it does not work.

Done by a non-proffesional a DDoS attack it just DDoSes your own network, your ISP or if a proxy is used it DDoSes the proxy. Also if the attack is successfull, the attackers must keep DDoSing to keep the attack going.

DDoSing also leaves trace and each attacker can be traced. Not that I am trying to discourage anyone, but if you want to do something wright you have to be prepared and skilled and not doing it for the first time.

Expecting people to learn how to properly DDoS from their first attempt is childish and relying on newbies to carry on the attack is not serious.

I fully support your causes Anonymous but you have te rethink your attacking methods. If NYSE's site was DDoS-Proof then any site could do it with the required skill and tech, and this confirms that DDoSing is one of the oldest hacks in the book that is too OLD to be implemented.
Though I am known little bit of SOPA and PIPA like Pete Bayliss I myseft have a same openion.
discussed this post with 1 person in a hangout.
glad to see that there are people alive who want to live as humans....
what the FUCK this is the Facebook hacking thing. U Anonymous mother fucker didnt HACK the Facebook in Jan, now u all have change it to March. Get lost jobless mother fuckers, ass holes
"Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine."

I already don't do this, and I also don't pretend that doing it illegally will be any more effective. You don't need any of that media at all, and your wallet and conscience will thank you for it.
Ok so I'm glad to see action against big media BUT this action will hurt small shops a lot more than big media. Big media has massive profit margins and can withstand an assault like this for much longer than a month. Small local shops that are just trying to make an honest living. I'm sure anonymous has no intention of harming these people, but they will. I would ask you to reconsider but i know how annon. works. Please though people, I will ask YOU to reconsider. There must be a way we can hit big media without harming small business owners.
For all of you that say DDoS attacks are useless. Think for example of the media coverage that the attacks have gained. Sure, they aren't the most fancy kind of attacks, but is that what we're looking for here? Monetary exploitation? I don't think so. I believe that DDoS attacks will gain way more attention than small, local street protests. DDoS is global.
Do you have some advice for me. I am a song composer and have melodies that can give life to a song. I want to get started and do not have the sound engineering expertise and equipment.
In Brazil everybody buys Counterfeit products, nobody wants to pay R$120.00 to buy an original movie, Counterfeit products cost R$3,00.
I will boycott these companies
Even if this is just a poser, #opblackmarch still seems like a neat idea!
+Natalie Kalitsi nobody said to stop using the internet. they just suggested not to contribute monetarily to entertainment industry, i.e., songs, movies, games, comics, etc... internet is much much more than just that. I'm in with this concept. I mean they are nothing without us (consumers). Instead of treating like a bunch of idiots by imposing stupid rules, they should come up with better ideas to serve us better
I know, they hack stuff, it gets fixed. They hacked PSN (playstation network) so people just went outside for a month then when PSN came back we got loads of really cool stuff FOR FREE! so we kinda owe Legion a thank you for being sad little doushe-bags
This is how I see it. Sure you can boycott media for a month but what then? When the month is over how big will the profiy margins grow because of all the purchases/downloads that were put off for a month. Its the same as the, "don't buy fuel on this day/week", failed fuel strikes that people have tried to do. It may hurt the profits for the time being but once its over they actually make more money. If you want to hurt them, boycott them until your cause is won and do it LEGALLY. That is the only way you can win the fight against big business.
The only thing these type of action will bring is restrictions on the internet that will affect everyone.
Your not saving or changing anything, you will just ruin the internet for the rest of us.
internet is great GOOGLE is better, help sharp my brain......
Big media astroturfers out from the woodworks, trying to dissuade a revolution. If you think you're on the right side, think again.
Although it is exciting to feel like you're in control for a change, it's as previously stated not constructive.

I think a much better solution would be to do some lobbying of our own. Propose an act which protects the freedom of the individual and the environment against the huge corporations.. a water tight one which would cripple any attempts from their side to do the opposite for all eternity.

Many corporations are like money driven viruses, even out of control for the C.E.O's but they need to be controlled, by law or even more elemental level if possible. You can't slap a virus away, you need a strong and well-adapted immune system. Not all corporations are bad in essence, the movie industry for example could be something wonderful if it wasn't full of a million people expecting to make a million dollars from doing nothing. If it was just a bunch of passionate hard working artists and technicians expecting a fair pay for the joy they create.
No, lobbying is what is wrong with this system. We need to defy the system and take a stand. To the revolution!
Who told these black people to sit down at this lunch counter? They're going to obstruct business! (Those who have not learned from history are here repeating it.)
Well guys good luck with your protest
I think we need to be careful about protecting rights without protecting crimes. Illegal pirating should not be endorsed by the same battle cry as those endorsing freedom of information -- there is a major difference.

I personally called my legislators about pipa and sopa, but that doesn't mean I think mega-uploads needs any protection. They clearly violated laws, and if it was your content being stolen, you'd want action too.
Ok. I won't buy anything. Maybe an iPad 3, but that's it. 😊 Ok. BTW, I think gas prices are high enough to keep some of us from using discretionary income on the junk from these horrible media types.
I guess I'll have to pre-order Mass effect 3 :)
I plan on buying whatever I want. Music. Movies. Games. This whole this is retarded. I don't believe in censoring the internet either but I'm not going to hold off on my entertainment just because some group says so. And i will certainly not be downloading music or games illegally. People do what you do and i will do what I do. I already have games on preorder and i plan to watch some 3D movies in the theaters in the next few weeks. This little stand isn't going to affect anything. Anons are trying and i commend them for that but nothing will come of this little stand.
How is downloading illegal content helping to make world a better place? Why do people feel entitled to someone else intellectual property?
its making the world better for everyone but music artists
+Jeremy Kalman this whole thing is voluntary nobody compelled you to do anything, its just a little sacrifice to make for the greater good. telling a group of people that their idea is retarded is totally retarded .. do u think you are more intelligent than the collective intelligence of all the members...
Calling for a consumer boycott is legal and can be a VERY effective form of non-violent protest.

Anonymous' attacks on computer services are not legal and should not be encouraged.
I have no problem paying for the stuff i want to watch/listen i just hate the idea i'm watching my movies illegally when i watch anything with DRM even if i did indeed pay for it.
+Drew Skyweld well if i go and buy a DRM protected song or what not and watch it on my computer using free software that makes me a criminal, is that okay?
It's time to shut 'em down. Shut 'em down, shut 'em, shut 'em down. I shut 'em down!
I see a lot of people commenting on this didn't actually bother to watch the video. Black March has nothing to do with DDoS attacks. They are suggesting a month long boycott of several movie studios.
I'm not buying a damn thing. Something needs to be done. We can't let them censor our net. If we continue to allow them to run us over it will be like China. Where there is no freedom of speech. I agree with you guys. Fuck em, greed should be the death of their online policing.
If you deny artists the ability to make a living, then we shall end up with a cold, barren world with no culture and creativity. SOPA and PIPA, or fascism as I call it, is not the answer at all.

The answer is for the price of digital content to come down. The overheads on digital content are minuscule compared to conventional products, so why should we pay the same price for, say, an ebook as we would a hardback? Give us content at a fair price with no DRM and we would be less likely to steal it!

If you download something illegally and you like it, please then pay for it, or creativity will vanish. If you don't like it, delete it.
^^ Well.. someone is awfully proud of his brainless entertainment consumption.
this is dumb. i feel like the wrong people are being blamed. you cant blame them for not wanting people to steal their stuff. Also the SOPA and PIPA campaigns ended two days after the wikipedia thing, so idk what these "guys" are talking about. Sopa and pipa are not a good way to stop piracy, but someone does need to find a good way.
The purpose if the DDOS is to raise/keep our awareness, if this did not happen then apathy sets in, everyone thinks the next guy will do something about it, or worse, your elected officials will sort the mess out. However the elected officials are as bent as a $9 dollar bill. Worse than this is nobody does anything.
We all know that they should close the individual accounts that are pirating content on the website, not the *whole* website/domain.
Been doing this 4 a while now I dont buy music anymore f that.
Just buy a CD/DVD/BLU-RAY and stop trying to scaremonger people into following your cause. Your cause is not for the benefit of the many but of the few. It is for the people who want something for nothing, not work for it.

If you were true to your cause there would be no need for a scary image, a mask, dramatic music. You hide. You know the cause is wrong which is why you use these tactics. If you knew you were right you would not be "Anonymous" you would be "known" and you would have a face.

You steal art in the form of films and music and attack the services that don't support you. You are not Anonymous you have a name it is "Pirate"!
Wont change a thing. The big corporations will just wait it out. They will give excuses why they make lower than expected profit, if they will ever register any reduced profit as a result of this boycott move. They wil say "you know, the european debt crisis is to blame!" or some other lame stuff they will come up with. Then come April and everybody is back at clicking away at the download button!

Um, downloading music, movies, etc illegally is precisely why SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA were created. Stop doing that period. It is piracy and gives these media companies even more ammunition to support this legislation.
While piracy is bad, SOPA, PIPA and ACTA would give companies the unfair power to censor the internet.
I thought the whole protest was to protect free speech.. not to legalize abuse. This is disappointing.

with actions like this one people get the feeling they have the right to steal from artists who actually work hard to get food to their homes.
yes, an artist is a professional and also works to pay the bills. By boycotting the entertaining media you are causing direct detrimental to many workers.
Er Ru
Go anonymous!
I already do allthese things... you shouldn't need to be told to do the right things!
Oh my god, Americans are watching, anonymously!
Ok, I'll keep my money this month for more important things, like eating!
Next thing people are going to demand free-of-charge bread, milk, books, fridges, bicycles and cars.
Just a thought. Instead of ddos attacks, if you are as good as you claim. Put out a worm to delete anyone's name and file that's targeted for illegal d/l litigation? Ball's in your court, Anon!
Nah buying later teaches nothing. Instead they can learn they are complety dependent on us and they are suing their customers.
Agreed.. get smart.. dun get even..
Respect from Serbia!!! Respect Freedom!!!
They need to Ddos iTunes...
It have to be WHITE MARCH .
Anyway good purposes.
Can't say anything about means. Maybe...
You know half these people just pickup Loic from sourceforge and just end up getting in trouble bed cause they don't know what they are doing, thus my lack of interest in anonymous, as to the media machine well its dieing slowly and sop a and pip a are just a sad last attempt at trying to keep a dead business model...
I think it is funny how spoa and pipa is over but people still want to start it
It would be nice if I didn't already do most of what they listed. I may buy a game every few months. That's all. I didn't think people wasted money on other stuff so much.
The problem with this approach and others like it ("dont buy gas for a day") is that the shear scale of profits seen by these companies is so starggering any short time frame, be it a day or a month, will not slow thier machines. People have to stop affiliation with these groups a musician who mainly creates sample based music I detest bills like SOPA and PIPA, but boycotting products will not change the ideas behind those bills. We need to underscore and drive home the huge importance of having a free and open public domain, we have to pound it into out elected officials, blast it on g+, twitter, fb, etc. THE PUBLIC DOMAIN IS OURS, NOT THIERS! 
WE THE PEOPLE do make a difference. People saying our actions would be insignificant is why we get into these messes to begin with, stand up and be heard already!!!!!
thats all fine and good but I'm more worried about the high fuel prices. I know I'm getting off the subject but lets make a stand where it would help us all. All class of people.
To answer power with power, the Jedi way this is not. In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are."

+David John lmao yes I think i am intelligent otherwise I would not post and this thing is retarded. Anon does this shit every few months and it doesn't accomplish anything. There're to many people that just don't care and that's the bottom line. That's what i was trying to say I wasn't calling people retarded. As I said I plan to rent movies, buy games, and watch movies, and most evil thing of music. No group is going to determine what type of entertainment I do on my spare time. Its not like I am doing these things to go against your little stand. I will live my life as u always have.
+Enrique Velez multiple ways best one I see, they could easily create a new protocol or even adapt one of the existing one that requires a user name and password for any type of internet access (this includes access from work, hot spots, anywhere) ISP's would be the people who manages ones user name and password. If a user name tries to temper with his Ip adress, ddos, infringe on copyrights, spoof region, ect. Its all tracked down to one user name and password. Actions can be taken against that user name.
You lose the anonymity of the internet. Could some get his user name hacked? Sure, but it will not take long before its deactivated if its being a naughty user name:D.
I would laugh to death if this is the action they take. Anonymous would be a part of what rendered the internet onymous :o.
I do not stop support anonymous and their ddos attacks. I do support their stance against SOPA and will not be purchasing in March.
+Seth Smith You've no Idea what Anonymous truly is!! But you''re right. When it comes to convincing the whole mass consuming people over the world. For now that is almost impossible. 2/3 of earth's inhabitants are consumed by media and consumerism itself!
Yet, Expect Anonymous to grow into something you would be surprised of!
I am not buying anything anyway.
Its 21 century.
And store is much far away then my laptop.
You are not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.

Anonymous will prevail we are united as one just watch what we can do. We are making a difference you will all see. Good day gentlemen.. 
what is the sense of annonymous,if we don't know who were frigging talking too!get it
Did ya'll miss the short sell? It's one way to cause a stocks value to drop. Of course it should be done in medium to large blocks of stock to make em sweat/suffer.
I'm broke, so i've been supporting for quite a while :-)
Not buying music/games/movies anyway. Money is not main reason.
It not doing any good to your mental health.
whats this a tribute to (excuse me) WHITNEY - BLACK MARCH. All thismedia hype.
DDos противозаконен. А вот НЕ покупать медиапродукцию в марте - это можно.
Wew,I kind of agree to the statement,but unsure about how will the action go thing for sure : I dont like SOPA,PIPA,ACTA, and all of their descendant ha19x...
Nunca voy al cine, no compro cd/dvd originales, nada oficial. Soy una gran sanguijuela. Gracias a los uploaders y a los servicios de filesharing! I'm in Position! Go go go!
1) Someone asked why people believe it is their right to download illegal intellectual property. The simple reason is that the government and corporations call this counterfeiting—and use that definition to prosecute violators. However, the Oxford Dictionary defines a counterfeit as this: made in exact imitation of something valuable with the intention to deceive or defraud. So, the government and corporations are incorrect because when you add something to the Internet, you are making a copy. A copy is not an imitation—it is the real thing.
2) People who are blocking people because they are ‘trolling’ is censoring—and is that not what we are trying to prevent?
3) People are stating that Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks are inefficient and worthless. What they fail to grasp is that while you are preforming a Denial of Service attack, you are overloading the server/router. This is what brings the server/router to a crawl; however, in doing this, you are also overloading/overflowing the system resources—and what does that do? It allows other means of penetration and privilege escalation to occur.

Well, back to the topic at hand. I believe the true purpose is not only to show that the consumer can go without a product, but also to increase awareness about the subject in its entirety.
I have a simple Gmail question anyone help me/?????
#OPBlackMarch is not a DDoS campaign. The DDoS campaign is being organised in accordance with #OPBlackMarch by anonymous affiliates at
+Jaap Gorjup, +Anonymous, or anyone, is there a site that connects the dots among companies, their political stances/contributions, and their products/brands? This way we consumers who care about the greater good can factor this info into our purchasing decision.
+Anonymous (please see my comment from a minute ago. Not sure why G+ didn't hot link you.)
You want to support artists not directly affiliated with big business and the media? Try looking at the L5 Series. It's available for free download, they are looking for donations, their first release was on Vodo, looks pretty interesting. I was prompted to download it when I installed uTorrent so I looked it up. Sounds interesting. Try making it go viral!
Please only do this to big companies like Universal and Sony. Help small labels like Fixt and Metropolis records. Terrible sales for them could be devastating and that hurts underground music when mainstream pop labels survive.
but you guys don't you see?? Without organisations like the MPAA and the RIAA all we would have for music is crappy indie bands! And all we would have for movies is the kinds of things they show at the sundance film festival! Now, I don't know about you, but I have a pair of testicles and there is no way in /hell/ I am going to let my movies turn into a bunch of low budget, indie relationship dramas
Seth Smith: Movies don't need to cost nearly as much as they do now. Stars don't need to get paid 30 million for a movie. Organisations like MPAA and RIAA don't guarantee good films. They aren't even organisations that worry about that. They are ruthless organisations who only want to make sure they (and who they represent) get as much profit as possible. It's a very good question does anyone need these organisations and are you actually saying you want to give the internet under their control just because you think they deserve even more money? Ps. Mainstream music is mostly terrible
I believe that the media groups can be hurt but it will take longer than a month to boycott them it will take at least a year of lose to make them think about us consumers to do anything about changing their ways of marketing.
Laura B
I agree.
I am with who is active for good causes.
Free Internet is fundamental.
And I accept to do something
with my own means.
Ps :sorry my errors in language :P
what is that program in the video at about 2:03
Take down the big evil corporations!!! Good job you are doing there people :D
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