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

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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  • by Jeremiah Cornelius ( 137 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @06:14PM (#36628514) Homepage Journal

    And expose the sordid details of RIAA exec's child prostitution activities on their Thailand "business trips".

  • Of Course (Score:5, Insightful)

    by wsxyz ( 543068 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @06:16PM (#36628526)
    It makes perfect sense to me, seeing as how it is a known fact that all members of Anonymous and Lulzsec are under the jurisdiction of U.S. Law.
  • by Titan1080 ( 1328519 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @06:21PM (#36628584)
    I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Anonymous and Lulzsec and others aren't just fabricated excuses to allow the president to enable his internet kill switch.
  • Re:Of Course (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Kjella ( 173770 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @06:35PM (#36628704) Homepage

    First you get it into US law, then you convince the rest of the world to "harmonize" their laws. Almost a SOP for megacorps.

  • by IBitOBear ( 410965 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @06:38PM (#36628718) Homepage Journal

    Their child prostitution is right out there leading their marketing pushes. Check out the "teen seen" music sources and Disney Channel fare. 13 year old girls in bustiers?

    MAFIAA is _proud_ of their rampant selling of child sex and sexuality to the public. That it is more "child porn" than direct prostitution is the only possible argument.

  • Re:al qaeda (Score:4, Insightful)

    by mcgrew ( 92797 ) * on Thursday June 30, 2011 @06:42PM (#36628756) Homepage Journal

    Woosh to you, sir. The RIAA and other enemies of freedom look at LulzSec as worse than al quaida. As Mr. Leghorn says, "it's a joke, son." Peace on you, and lulz.

  • by allaunjsilverfox2 ( 882195 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @06:42PM (#36628768) Homepage Journal
    Political or religious ideologies will sometimes use false flag tactics. This can be done to discredit or implicate rival groups, create the appearance of enemies when none exist, or create the illusion of organized and directed opposition when in truth, the ideology is simply unpopular with society.
  • Re:al qaeda (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Opportunist ( 166417 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @06:47PM (#36628800)

    Why shoot your ally in the battle against liberty?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 30, 2011 @06:55PM (#36628860)

    I love the reasoning of why the Protect IP act is being pushed...make using stuff that's already been made against the law to use unless one is using it in accordance with an industry, and THEN people will stop using it because it will be against TWO laws. That'll work. Forget about the collateral damage to law abiding American citizens.

  • by SirAstral ( 1349985 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @06:57PM (#36628874)

    The hacking, compromising, or intrusion of a computer system has nothing to do with the copying/distribution of copy protected works. The unlawful access of a computer system is already against the law and there is nothing this act would do to improve security because security is up to each individual organization and how they implement it.

    This is classic politics at work folks, keep your eye on the ball!

  • by Opportunist ( 166417 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @06:57PM (#36628876)

    But rest assured it won't. That would expose how flawed the law is. I didn't read it, but I am fairly sure there is some safeguard against someone just carpet bombing high profile sites with lawsuits, something like "has to be done by the rights owner". And of course they will not risk their precious tool.

  • by Osgeld ( 1900440 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @07:05PM (#36628968)

    It will treat everyday law abiding citizens as charged criminals under investigation while the people it targets will patch over it in less than a day...

    At this point I have trouble weighing out which group is dumber

  • by music65536 ( 2309806 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @07:41PM (#36629210)
    I agree. False Flag is perhaps the most dangerous tactic of all. The government has unlimited pardons to do anything - while hiding it. Given a sufficiently hideous delivery, freedom fighters can be painted as Tin Foil Hats.
  • by FunkSoulBrother ( 140893 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @07:49PM (#36629302)

    Where do I sign up for my check, I've produced content! ...Oh I see just for the megacorps then is it?

  • Re:al qaeda (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 30, 2011 @07:49PM (#36629304)

    LulzSec, like Alkaida, is a CIA creation. Both are excuses manufactured by the *ministry of truth*. Politics of fear at best.

  • by supersloshy ( 1273442 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @08:27PM (#36629554)

    What Anonymous/LulzSec do (a good percentage of the time) is illegal anyways, yes? Why the crap do we need new laws when what they do is already criminal?

  • modest much, neil? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by TheGratefulNet ( 143330 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @09:15PM (#36629802)

    The ability of our country to lead -- and the ability of U.S. companies to create employment -- will depend upon our continued success.

    Neil Turkewitz, Executive Vice President, International, RIAA

    this is how the 'letter' on the riaa website ends.

    'the ability of our country to lead': well, since engineering and manufacturing of actual goods has gone overseas, I suppose only you, your ilk and fast food workers are what we have left in the US. if the way we 'lead' the world is via your methods, I think we are better off not leading.

    'US companies creating employment': lawyers and folks like that. yup. but do we want more of THAT kind of US employment?

    and I even question the 'continued success' part. your buying base outright hates you and side-steps you at every turn. you war on them and wonder why they hate you and don't continue paying for your existence?

    neil, you are so fucking full of yourself. probably considered a trait of success at the place you work at, though...

  • by _Sprocket_ ( 42527 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @09:25PM (#36629836)

    A false flag is something like 9/11...

    Thanks for showing us just how deep the rabbit hole goes.

    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.

    No - Wag the Dog is when you generate an event to distract from another event. Have you actually seen the movie?

    I can see why people like to toss around phrases like "false flag" and "wag the dog". They're emotionally charged statements that invoke a lot of passion without much requirement to actually understand the concept, much less think about the application thereof. One can invoke "false flag" and get a lot of riders to jump on your bandwagon even though this situation has absolutely nothing to do with a "false flag" tactic. Kind of like what the RIAA is doing in invoking lulzsec, et al. Wait a second. I see what you did there...

  • by lexsird ( 1208192 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @11:23PM (#36630366)

    They need to be quicker on their feet to out adapt the world of technology. Counter measures roll out faster than laws countering measures. All it does is create some vicious enemies with long memories. The RIAA needs to STFU and come up with a modern working business model for the digital age. It doesn't take much brain activity to come up with something that could solve this problem, so what the hell is their problem?

  • by Dhalka226 ( 559740 ) on Friday July 01, 2011 @02:21AM (#36630970)
    Yeah, because removing an image tag is roughly the same as posting peoples' login information, proprietary source code or a list of email addresses to a porn site and telling people to ridicule anybody they know on the list. Gosh dang kids these days just have no sense of humor.

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