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Anonymous takes down Department of Justice, RIAA, Motion Picture Association and Universal Music

In response to today’s federal raid on the file sharing service Megaupload, hackers with the online collective Anonymous have broken the websites for the Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America. “It was in retaliation for Megaupload, as was the concurrent attack on,” Anonymous operative Barrett Brown tells RT on Thursday afternoon. Only hours before the DoJ and Universal sites went down, news broke that Megaupload, a massive file sharing site with a reported 50 million daily users, was taken down by federal agents. Four people linked to Megaupload were arrested in New Zealand and an international crackdown led agents to serving at least 20 search warrants across the globe. Less than an hour after the DoJ and Universal sites came down, the website for the RIAA, or Recording Industry Association of America, went offline as well. Minutes later, also returned an error as Anonymous hacktivists managed to b

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Comment by Joe Tittiger
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Does anyone remember stuxnet? This Anonymous " attack" considering the timing (failure of SOPA)
looks more like a false flag designed to reinforce their "need" of  control over the Internet.

Comment by Ed Price
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There is way more to this than meets the eye.

First, if I spent $hundreds of thousands, or $millions, making a movie, I would only do it with the expectation that I would be getting my royalties from it. Unless I released it to the general public, isn't it a bit dishonorable to, sort of, steal the rights to the thing, right out from under me?

On the other side, second. Government and law enforcement has become, probably, way more illegal, in scores of ways, than digital pirates.

Third, probably a lot of the anonymous group is made up of people in Government who see what other people in Government are doing, and are just sick that they are working for good goals, while many of their "co-workers" are among the crookedest people around - like many of the big leaders in the U.S. government.

If the above is true, fourth, we see Government falling apart from inside in a real, substantial way right now, falling apart over digital pirating.

Nothing I have said here is unknown, or un-thought of, by Government people in law enforcement. James Bond has moved into a whole new area of secret agent work - digital pirating, and the law enforcement people that do a whole bunch of it.

Comment by Temper Bay
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Wouldn't be surprised if we don't begin calling Anonymous 'The Lone Digital Ranger'. 

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