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Created : 29 September 2010
Edited : 29 September 2010


The MPAA and RIAA can suck my balls!

Go to the site!
Print out fliers, arrange demonstrations (there will be demonstrations around the world on Guy Fawkes' day), sign petitions, make YouTube videoes and/or shoot someone working for any organization that is pro-ACTA. Or at least arrest them in your basement until ACTA is banned.

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This broadcast on behalf of Anonymous, The Piratebay, Red and the internet.



Wednesday, 29 September 2010, 15:35
The best way to "Fuck ATCA" is to become a hugely successful animator, who makes an amazing movie, which could bring you, your company, and MPAA billions of dollars.
Then give it away for free, so that you don't make any money at all. That way, the MPAA can't try to cash in on your movie!! Ha!! Yeah!! That'll teach 'em to make money from other people's work!!

Fuck them!!!
Wednesday, 29 September 2010, 23:52

You pretty much know my stance on this already.
When Metallica released 'Death Magnetic' in 2008, they actually had all the songs on the album available for download within the first... week (IIRC). Straight from their webpage!
That took guts. And it was awesome. It was their way of saying 'If you listen to this and like it - buy it'.
Incidentally I bought the album the first day it was available in stores...
Thursday, 30 September 2010, 01:25
Wasn't it metalica who started the whole legal action against file sharers? seems a bit two faced of them. "you can't have our music for free!" but "please have our music for free!"
Thursday, 30 September 2010, 02:03
Quite frankly, Metallica are [getting] old, and they were never very knowledgeable about the internet.
Lars Ulrich's main argument against Napster was always centered around being in control of their own music.
I think part of the backlash their received after going against Napster was very unexpected, which is why they decided to share 'Death Magnetic'.
The difference was they didn't do it through a third-party agent, they did it through their own site. They were in control.


Anyways, here are some of the things that will be outlawed if ACTA is put into place:

- [Sharing] Music mashups.
- Sharing information about proprietary protocols.
- Sharing information about proprietary technology in general.
- Downloading and sharing television series.
- [Sharing] Remakes of games, no matter how old they are.
- Developing and employing technology to protect privacy (I.E encrypting torrent-based protocols).
Thursday, 30 September 2010, 02:39
I wouldn't worry about things. Big companies are always coming up with new excuses to stop folk, but it's down to the authors to say if their music can/can't be mashedup/whatever.
At worst we'll see a few more Cease&Desist orders, but it shouldn't be unexpected when people make "Mario Humps a Goomba"
Play fair, and you should be ok.
If all goes pearshaped, I'm sure the whole internet will complain about it.

.... That, and the fact that there's pretty much nothing we can do, anyway...
Thursday, 30 September 2010, 03:04
.... That, and the fact that there's pretty much nothing we can do, anyway...

That's silly.

You can print out fliers from the site and give them out to people in the shop.
You can partake in a demonstration in London on Guy Fawkes' day.
You can leave open a tab with the Googlebombing script that is available on the site.
You can spread the link to Anti-Acta and inform people on the internet.
You can arrest your local MPAA and RIAA reps in your basement.
Thursday, 30 September 2010, 03:18
Like I said, nothing you can do.
We already went through all this with the Digital Copyright Act, and even with all our best efforts, sod all happened.
Thursday, 30 September 2010, 05:07
My main problem is the inability to encrypt my data. That opens me up to a mountain of vulnerabilities that I'm apparently not allowed to do anything about.

I understand that they're trying to make sure you're not cheating the entire point of the system, but this is where they take it too far.
Thursday, 30 September 2010, 08:18
My quick blurb - No matter how much legislation goes into place, You cannot stop piracy, or people from doing what they want. People will always find a way.

Anonymous can have their little war.
Thursday, 30 September 2010, 15:09
Mog is right. Digital information has the lovely ability to be encrypted using potentially millions of algorithms. BitTorrent clients already support data encryption to bypass what they are shooting for.

You can't beat the pirates. So quit trying RIAA/MPAA.

And don't you mother fucking dare try to take away our rights, or we will wipe your stupid fucking companies off the face of this Earth. The only reason you have any power is because of us consumers. If you piss us off, your can kiss your little empire goodbye. We own your ass. Don't forget it.