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LulzSec, Anonymous Reason For PROTECT IP Act, Says RIAA 228

Posted by timothy
from the totally-clutchable-strawman dept.
Dangerous_Minds writes "ZeroPaid is reporting that the RIAA is using the latest activities of hacktivists to bolster its claim that America needs the PROTECT IP Act, the act that would place a layer of censorship on the internet in the U.S."
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LulzSec, Anonymous Reason For PROTECT IP Act, Says RIAA

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  • al qaeda (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Titan1080 (1328519) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @05:13PM (#36628502)
    please select the RIAA HQ as your next target.
  • Re:al qaeda (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 30, 2011 @05:17PM (#36628550)

    They obviously can't choose specific target to hack, they don't know shit. They just try common SQL injection test on sites, then try to map the databases of those with weak protection from nefarious input.

  • Stupid works (Score:5, Interesting)

    by girlintraining (1395911) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @05:33PM (#36628684)
    So the logic here is the same as it has been for every rights-compromising measure put forth so far this century; "[name of enemy] is going to cause massive amounts of economic/physical/spiritual damage unless [measure] is undertaken immediately. [measure] will of course restrict your rights, but it's all in the name of protecting something greater than you." Of course, that something invariably reduces to somebody else's profit, which is likely already happening at your expense, so why change the status quo now.
  • by Opportunist (166417) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @05:54PM (#36628856)

    I was actually wondering why they didn't use Fukushima as an excuse to ask for some kind of law, but perhaps they got a little more wary now that a few judges noticed that their excuses aren't even close to resembling sanity.

    But this is at least somehow, in some way, .... oh hell, it's on the internet, what else needs to match?

  • by hairyfeet (841228) <bassbeast1968 AT gmail DOT com> on Thursday June 30, 2011 @07:20PM (#36629500) Journal

    Then that is NOT a false flag, but simply an excuse for ramming through an agenda. A false flag is something like 9/11, where you have someone in DC dumping AA stock more than 90 minutes BEFORE the first plane, how the entire MSM told us with a straight face there was nothing to keep an object the size of an airliner from hitting the Pentagon, when we all know DC has been armed to the teeth since the Cold War, or that there was not a single American military aircraft on the Eastern seaboard and not a single one could reach New York in under two hours. The only two logical conclusions is either a false flag or a military so damned incompetent that they couldn't tie their shoes, much less perform even standard military maneuvers. Since that level of inconsistence in performance is simply wholly unbelievable you are left with a single conclusion...false flag. Considering how much $$$ was made by corps like Haliburton, or how the guy that owned the towers suddenly doubled down on insurance for that SPECIFIC kind of attack? yeah bullshit, false flag.

    What we have here is a classic "wag the dog" where you use something completely unconnected to what you are trying to do to ram something through. Saudi terrorists attack New York? Blow up Iraq. What does one have to do with the other? Not a fucking thing except the first event was helpful in getting an agenda pushed.That is the difference my friend.

  • by shentino (1139071) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @09:13PM (#36630056)

    The AA stocks being shorted just before 9/11 doesn't deserve an explanation nearly as much as the fact that the SEC and FBI did not investigate it.

  • by symbolset (646467) * on Thursday June 30, 2011 @11:49PM (#36630650) Journal

    Protect IP matters because Detriot is an industrial wasteland. Intellectual Property is becoming more and more of the product we have to export. Because of this we escalate its importance to the point where at some future point we must defend our intellectual property using men with guns on foreign soil, defending our right to charge what we will for the broadcast rights to Justin Bieber's latest album on the peoples of India and China - who don't want to hear that crap anyway.

    The whole thing is sick. Eventually the world is going to call us to the carpet on that and make us make useful stuff for the value we get. And then what have we got?

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