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DDoS From 4chan Hits MPAA and Anti-Piracy Website

Soulskill posted more than 3 years ago | from the wonder-how-much-piracy-went-unaddressed-while-they-were-down dept.

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ACKyushu writes "Say what you like about 4chan; when they want something done, it gets done. Following a call to arms yesterday, the masses inhabiting the anonymous 4chan boards have carried out a huge assault on a pair of anti-piracy enemies. The website of Aiplex Software, the anti-piracy outfit which has been DDoSing torrent sites recently, fell victim to a DDoS itself. They were joined in the Internet wasteland by the MPAA's website, which also fell to a huge and sustained attack."

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318 comments

And now... (5, Funny)

DarkKnightRadick (268025) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622486)

Let the slashdotting commence!

Re:And now... (5, Informative)

nmb3000 (741169) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622540)

Seeing as the Slashdot editor/submitter were too lame to include links themselves, I'll give you all a hand at, um, investigating these fine websites.

Aiplex [aiplex.com]
MPAA [mpaa.org]

I actually didn't think the Aiplex site was correct at first, just because of how awful it is. Maybe they got into the "anti-piracy" business because they failed so amazingly hard at website design.

Re:And now... (3, Funny)

catmistake (814204) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622606)

...because they failed so amazingly hard at website design.

Great websites aren't designed. They are incepted.
truly nice post, btw

Re:And now... (4, Interesting)

Jester998 (156179) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622698)

Well, that's rather interesting... when I went to the mpaa.org site, it immediately got stopped by NoScript; it was trying to redirect me to a URL in the form www.mpaa.org/my.ip.add.ress

Put on your tinfoil hats, everyone.

Re:And now... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622778)

Same here. And a lookup on my.ip.add.ress didn't give anything useful.

I think it is a highly suspectable event.

Re:And now... (3, Insightful)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622806)

Your IP address is exposed with every tcp connection you make and (by default in most web servers) logged with every http request you make.

Re:And now... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622842)

Of course, but why would they bake it in the url?

Re:And now... (5, Funny)

Jurily (900488) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622874)

That's the only way they know to log it.

Re:And now... (1, Informative)

DarkKnightRadick (268025) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622962)

Fail at web server administration.

Re:And now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622942)

Or, if you're behind a proxy server for whatever reason, this would expose the client IP and not the proxy address.

Re:And now... (2, Informative)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622908)

>>>mpaa.org site immediately got stopped by NoScript

Really? Noscript didn't flat anything. Of course I have it set for "temporarily allow top-level domains by default" and "allow 2nd level domains". Hmmmm..... I like where it provides a link to get TV shows/movies online legally including sites like Hulu and TheWB.com - worth bookmarking.

Re:And now... (3, Informative)

ratboy666 (104074) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622982)

Me too:

mpaa.org went to mpaa.org/my.ip.add.ress

and that, resolved to a page that set a cookie. Once I allowed the cookie, it redirected my to a page that said:

"The page you are looking for is cannot be found.
Please try again later. "
(sic)

So, it's probably an attempt to deal with the DDoS. Either that, or my IP was geolocated, and there is no appropriate content...

Re:And now... (2, Interesting)

blind biker (1066130) | more than 3 years ago | (#33623000)

The MPAA site works for me, rather well, and it seems like a high-bandwidth site, too. I'm in Finland, if that's of interest.

So, it seems MPAA recovered and/or the DDoS is over already.

Re:And now... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33623036)

... interesting...
can anyone else confirm that going to:

www.mpaa.org/127.0.0.1

seems to result in an infinite redirect for them?

Re:And now... (5, Funny)

HawaiianToast (618430) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622730)

FYI, Your links don't work. I've tried several times now...

Re:And now... (0, Redundant)

haderytn (1232484) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622770)

That is the point.

Re:And now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622852)

Whooosh!

Re:And now... (2, Funny)

martinux (1742570) | more than 3 years ago | (#33623148)

I've tried several times now...

Forty-seven million times?

Re:And now... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33623186)

FYI, Your links don't work. I've tried several times now...

Keep trying!

Re:And now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622864)

mpaa.org is back now

Re:And now... (5, Insightful)

matthewv789 (1803086) | more than 3 years ago | (#33623158)

I notice that the MPAA site has a "Report Piracy" form at http://www.mpaa.org/contentprotection/report-piracy [mpaa.org] .

As a member of the society that has granted copyright holders their limited, temporarily monopolistic usage rights, I am at this moment reporting the misappropriation of the terms "theft", "ownership" and "property" with respect to these rights and the content they cover. (They are violations because copyright is a social contract between creators of intellectual property and society, and any contract has two sides. The MPAA et al are violating their side of the contract.) I discovered these violations on their very website! Anyone else want to complain?

Re:And now... (2, Funny)

glavenoid (636808) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622552)

Oh the irony.

Wait, this is irony, isn't it?

Re:And now... (1)

bcmm (768152) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622554)

MPAA.org [mpaa.org] and aiplex.com [aiplex.com] both seem to be working at the moment.

Re:And now... (3, Informative)

matazar (1104563) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622626)

MPAA is down for me and aiplex is still trying to load.
I'm in Canada though.

Re:And now... (1)

DarkKnightRadick (268025) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622980)

aiplex will only load the title and it just kind of sits there. Haven't tried the MPAA. While I legal torrent I don't like hackish (and amateurish) attempts at using more than web server logs to record my IP address.

Re:And now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622774)

What, half a dozen virgins click some links to sites no one actually bothers with?! Wow, scary!

Is it just me? (1)

Panspechi (948400) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622512)

Or I'm getting aroused thinking of this.

Re:Is it just me? (1)

anomic_event (518226) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622546)

Awesome.

Re:Is it just me? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622636)

I got wood...

Re:Is it just me? (1)

Stormwatch (703920) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622830)

I got wood...

Like this? [memedepot.com]

Does anyone care? (4, Insightful)

Zironic (1112127) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622514)

Oh noes their website went down for a few hours, that's sure to stop all of their operations! Or not...

Re:Does anyone care? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622556)

I care. Perhaps you're just not a very caring person?

Re:Does anyone care? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622938)

Of course. The storm passes eventually. But I wonder if they'll realize it's the same situation for the pirates when the MPAA or their proxies attempt to DDOS the "pirate" web sites? It's just as futile.

counterproductive (3, Insightful)

TheSHAD0W (258774) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622522)

I think neither the MPAA nor Aiplex really care about about their websites getting knocked down; if anything, it gives them more publicity and lets them generate additional FUD about the dreaded "pirates". If anonymous members can't target more essential parts of their business with their attacks, they shouldn't bother.

Re:counterproductive (5, Informative)

rotide (1015173) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622538)

Your mistake is in thinking that anonymous does anything for rational reasons or for anyones benefit. It's merely mob mentality and they do it for kicks.

Re:counterproductive (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622614)

I find it hilarious that this was moderated as troll, considering how >90% of the people involved in any of these attacks usually just to it "for the lulz".

There are very few people on the boards, particularly /b/, who give a damn about morals or any of that other "pretentious bullshit".
All they want is a good laugh, even if it is quite literally just pointing and clicking a DDoSer script / program.
Honestly, i'm surprised nobody has went to the effort of making a simple game based around it like one of those simple resource based games, but instead of resources, it is pings to websites.

Re:counterproductive (1)

funkatron (912521) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622954)

You make that sound bad. Kicks are fun.

Re:counterproductive (1)

hedwards (940851) | more than 3 years ago | (#33623184)

So, tracking down cat abusers is not for anybody's benefit?

Re:counterproductive (4, Insightful)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622558)

I think neither the MPAA nor Aiplex really care about about their websites getting knocked down; if anything, it gives them more publicity and lets them generate additional FUD about the dreaded "pirates". If anonymous members can't target more essential parts of their business with their attacks, they shouldn't bother.

I doubt that is the kind of publicity the MAFIAA seeks.
4CHAN isn't just attacking their websites - they are mimicing the MAFIAA.
If DOS'ing a website is wrong then why is Aiplex Software, a proxy of the MAFIAA, doing it too?

Re:counterproductive (4, Insightful)

kimvette (919543) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622572)

. . . because he who has the deepest pockets and slimiest lawyers win!

Re:counterproductive (1)

ScrewMaster (602015) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622650)

. . . because he who has the deepest pockets and slimiest lawyers win!

No, technically it's who has the fattest pipes.

Re:counterproductive (1)

cbiltcliffe (186293) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622916)

Or the most pipes...
Hence, the D in DDOS. ..oh...wait....

Re:counterproductive (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622766)

The greatest power is in convincing others they don't have any.

You have already lost.

Re:counterproductive (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622966)

The Game.

Re:counterproductive (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622674)

The MPAA (only them, in this case, not the RIAA) will point to these attacks regardless and spin them as something that they will say they don't condone, and paint the attackers as the scum they are wanting to eliminate. To that end, they may even deny connections to AiPlex Software's vigilantism, painting themselves as above the use of DoS at the same time, and start criminal procedures against 4chan's owner (moot) for allowing this odious crime to happen, despite him having no control over the posts of 4chan's members, or things like that. Never underestimate the what an irrational organisation may do, be it 4chan or the MPAA.

Re:counterproductive (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622582)

I think neither the MPAA nor Aiplex really care about about their websites getting knocked down; if anything, it gives them more publicity and lets them generate additional FUD about the dreaded "pirates". If anonymous members can't target more essential parts of their business with their attacks, they shouldn't bother.

If 4chan manages to DDOS the official sites of the upcoming and just-out movies produced by MPAA members, they'll be hurt pretty badly. All of their ads, TV, web, printed, and so on, point to these sites.

So DDOS van be a viable weapon, if that's how MPAA wants business done.

Re:counterproductive (2, Insightful)

DurendalMac (736637) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622610)

Um...no. Most people don't give a crap about the website. They see the preview, the poster, and buy a ticket. On top of that, it's not like they can't get the trailer via Youtube if the site is down, assuming they would even go to that site for those few hours.

DDoSing a movie site would do diddly squat to the bottom line.

Re:counterproductive (2, Insightful)

gman003 (1693318) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622668)

It would still be more effective than DDoSing the MPAA site.

Re:counterproductive (0, Troll)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622840)

But not as effective as starting a rumor that they drew a picture of Mohammed. (Not the terrorist that flew a plane into the WTC, the pedophile that he's named after.)

Re:counterproductive (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33623108)

DDoSing a movie site would do diddly squat to the bottom line.

If anything it'd go up, free publicity.

Re:counterproductive (4, Insightful)

bertoelcon (1557907) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622720)

If anonymous members can't target more essential parts of their business with their attacks, they shouldn't bother.

So should they do black faxes then?

Re:counterproductive (1)

EdIII (1114411) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622984)

If anonymous members can't target more essential parts of their business with their attacks, they shouldn't bother.

Ssssshhhhh!

The first wave of attacks was merely a distraction. General Pedobear is leading an attack through the backdoor to crush them once and for all.

Great job 4Chan... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622526)

You just told the powers in the world to stop fucking around on the Internet and to start fucking around with jackbooted thugs knocking down doors.

I feel so much safer now.

Re:Great job 4Chan... (1)

DurendalMac (736637) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622642)

This is so true. I can sympathize with some of the ideas of Anonymous, but the problem is that they are feeding the very people they hate with idiocy like this. Now they have more ammo to sling right back, not only at the public, but at congress as well. "Look at what these little miscreants did! This is what pirates are like! Extend our already overextended power!"

The DDoS will be beneficial to the **AAs in the long run and the shortsighted idiots on 4chan are handing it to them on a silver platter.

Re:Great job 4Chan... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622784)

They can hardly say "look, look at the terrible things they're doing!" when it's exactly what they are paying people to do.

Well wait, no, the MPAA is excellent at doublethink like that.

Re:Great job 4Chan... (1)

sjames (1099) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622812)

Next up, MPAA execs arrive at work to find 10,000 flaming bags of dog crap on their "porch"

Re:Great job 4Chan... (1)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622992)

Adding on to that, a few words [slashdot.org] past [slashdot.org] from Jocktroll, [slashdot.org] the ultimate professional troll of Slashdot:

First Link: No piece of technology will ever come into general use that can defeat the Media Mob. They have enough money and power to nullify any countermeasure.

The battle for internet freedom must be fought in meatspace. Lawyers working for the media mob must be targeted, their offices firebombed, their families harrassed. They must be made an example of, abducted and executed, their bodies dismembered and put on display.

Anyone working on internet repression is a legitimate target for violence. Nothing short of bullets and fire will ever stop them. All their money cannot save them once they're trapped in their offices on fire, or stabbed to death in an alley, or poisoned at lunchtime.

Second Link: Why wait for "one day" and such extreme measures? We know where those clowns are. Get their CEO, two shots to the chest and one to the head, problem solved. Lock their offices closed with all the workers inside, set them on fire. Anyone who dares to follow in their footsteps ends up killed. His family is slaughtered as well. No need to go nuclear. And no need to wait for some unlikely saviour.

Re:Great job 4Chan... (1)

couchslug (175151) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622820)

"You just told the powers in the world to stop fucking around on the Internet and to start fucking around with jackbooted thugs knocking down doors."

That was inevitable. One must eventually decide what to do about the thugs.

Re:Great job 4Chan... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33623176)

Chinese needle snakes?

bring it on! (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622536)

nice work.

Well (3, Interesting)

iONiUM (530420) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622564)

At the very least, this should show the MPAA that no matter what kind of resources they have, 4Chan can muster the same or more. I mean, obviously this didn't have any short or long term effect other than someone probably saying "oh, our websites are down." But ya, if they are capable of this (with sheer numbers), they could be capable of more.

Basically I'm for anything that scares the MPAA somewhat, or at least is a force fighting them, even if the "fighting" (in this case) is rather pointless and somewhat childish.

Re:Well (5, Insightful)

DurendalMac (736637) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622712)

Are you really this STUPID? Can 4chan muster hordes of lawyers and effectively lobby congress? Anonymous is far too shortsighted to have any kind of lasting impact here. You're apparently one of them. A DDoS that brings their site down is nothing. It gives them more ammo to use against piracy when they lobby congress. 4chan isn't capable of more. They're rarely capable of anything in the real world, and that's where the RIAA and MPAA are hurting people.

This is nothing. This is a "moral" victory for idiots who need to feel important online because they don't know how to do that in the real world.

Re:Well (1)

0111 1110 (518466) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622872)

How is it giving them ammo? Neither website was an important part of their respective business. They didn't lose any money over it. It's more symbolic than anything else. What we really need to do is figure out the IP addresses of the machines doing the DOSing of TPB and send them a few trillion nastygrams. DDOSes need to be responded to in kind. If it brings down half the internet (as in the Make Love Not Spam debacle), well good! That is the fucking point. This kind of behavior should not be tolerated.

Re:Well (1)

0111 1110 (518466) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622930)

What we really need is a screensaver application to DDOS these bastards. Maybe Lycos could help code it. I agree that we have to keep our attacks up for at least as long as Aiplex does. Aiplex is an international Cyber-terrorist. Where are all of our so called cyber-warriors when we need them? If only the CIA were one of the good guys, the president of Aiplex would find himself facing multiple kiddie rape charges. Then the charges would be dropped and then reinstated again just to add to the publicity. Child rape is illegal in India, right?

Matthew 26:52 (3, Funny)

Gonoff (88518) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622568)

Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

In schoolboy terms "they started it!"

Link Please (1)

Starvingboy (964130) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622576)

Anyone have a link to the affected sites... :

Re:Link Please (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622616)

here [slashdot.org]

Re:Link Please (1)

catmistake (814204) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622620)

look up [slashdot.org]

Awesome.. (1)

Oasiz (1017554) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622608)

Like 4channers ddosing wasn't already enough. Now the sites will suffer from the slashdot effect as well. Not that all this matters to me. I feel bad for the admins as they will get all the trouble and chaos. Ddosers likely think that they are attacking the big corporate giants but instead it's just the network admins who get all the shit and still desperately try to keep the sites up.

Re:Awesome.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622696)

Like 4channers ddosing wasn't already enough.
Now the sites will suffer from the slashdot effect as well.
Not that all this matters to me.

I feel bad for the admins as they will get all the trouble and chaos. Ddosers likely think that they are attacking the big corporate giants but instead it's just the network admins who get all the shit and still desperately try to keep the sites up.

Baww!!!

Nevermind the fact that those network admins are playing their rolls to a problem in a larger picture.
A message is being sent, and it's being heard, regardless of the casualties. Good work, Anon, you make me proud!

Re:Awesome.. (3, Insightful)

ifiwereasculptor (1870574) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622752)

That's the beauty of corporations. You can never trouble them with protests. You merely trouble their employees. Likewise, you cannot imprison them, for they do not actually exist.

Re:Awesome.. (1)

zblack_eagle (971870) | more than 3 years ago | (#33623004)

But you can imprison senior management. You know, those who control the company

Re:Awesome.. (1)

Rod Beauvex (832040) | more than 3 years ago | (#33623086)

Someone doesn't live in Amercia.

Re:Awesome.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622818)

Anyone willing to work for *IAA deserves it! Hit their admins hard until no one wants to be an admin for them!

Re:Awesome.. (3, Insightful)

couchslug (175151) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622952)

"Ddosers likely think that they are attacking the big corporate giants but instead it's just the network admins who get all the shit and still desperately try to keep the sites up."

The servant of an enemy is still an enemy.

wrong target (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622628)

wouldn't it be more efficient to target Aiplex's and MPAA's gateway so that workers would have difficulty to "work"? If they don't use their own websites, they might have not noticed at all.

Re:wrong target (1)

Khyber (864651) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622786)

No, they directly targeted the load balancers, which is much more effective.

Wider area of splash damage.

Irony (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622632)

>Dislike Internet Vigilantism
>Become an Internet Vigilante
Oh /b/ you so crazy.

Re:Irony (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622718)

NO! U!

Knock It Off (1)

Effugas (2378) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622690)

The problem is collateral damage. Legitimate actors can't get into the DDoS game, because if they legitimize DDoS, the network will *fry*.

The "good guys" cannot flood nearly as significantly as the bad guys. Worse, the good guys are significantly more exposed -- they have corpnets, they have partner nets, etc. Today it's the website, tomorrow it's Hulu.

There are paths on which the anti-piracy people have the high ground (not moral high ground, tactical high ground). DDoS, in no uncertain terms, is not one of them.

Re:Knock It Off (4, Informative)

sjames (1099) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622854)

Actually, the MPAA has been paying Airplex to DDOS torrent sites for some time now. In this case, Han really didn't shoot first. In effect, they DID legitimize the DDOS and so this is Anonymous saying "Oh, OK then".

Anon delivers... (1)

stevegee58 (1179505) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622738)

...gigabytes of packets to you. lulz

DDoS Software (1)

Mojo66 (1131579) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622756)

Does anyone know a good DDoS software that runs on Linux? The mono port of LOIC is awful.

Re:DDoS Software (3, Informative)

selven (1556643) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622844)

COUNTER=0
while [ $COUNTER -lt 1 ]; do
  ping www.mpaa.org
done

Anything wrong with this?

Re:DDoS Software (3, Informative)

selven (1556643) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622856)

There is something wrong with this: pings are being blocked. Substituting it with wget seems to be working just fine though.

Re:DDoS Software (2, Informative)

selven (1556643) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622876)

Sorry about the chain of replies to myself, but mpaa.org seems to be blocking my IP after 440 successive wgets :)

Re:DDoS Software (2, Funny)

psergiu (67614) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622948)

Are you sure you're not blocked after 420 wgets ? :)

Re:DDoS Software (1)

icebraining (1313345) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622862)

Bash + curl.

"Anti-piracy?" (4, Insightful)

seeker_1us (1203072) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622760)

I wouldn't call the MPAA "Anti-Piracy."

THEY would call themselves "anti-piracy" but they actually lobby for legislation that gives them control over content beyond what copyright law allows, in order to reap greater profits. They also try to lock down and control content delivery mechanisms and channels in order to maintain a monopoly.

Not really an "anti-piracy" group.

Re:"Anti-piracy?" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622780)

Have you not see the shorts before movies where the poor set builder says he won't get paid if you keep pirating movies?

Re:"Anti-piracy?" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33623180)

More like an "anti-free-culture" group. Where are those damned hippies when you need them?

As the call to attack said... (1)

Khyber (864651) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622794)

Payback's a bitch.

On a Saturday? (1)

goodmanj (234846) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622858)

What the hell is the point of DDOSing a company on a weekend? All the people who deserve it are out at their summer houses throwing their last party of the season. The only person who'll actually care is the poor networking flunky who has to come in on his day off or risk being fired.

Arms race, anyone? (4, Insightful)

istartedi (132515) | more than 3 years ago | (#33622912)

The only winners in an arms race are the arms dealers. In this case, that'd be bandwidth providers, security specialists, anybody who "helps" you in your attempt to win the fight.

Re:Arms race, anyone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33623126)

In this case, that'd be bandwidth providers, security specialists, anybody who "helps" you in your attempt to win the fight.

Lawyers, definitely lawyers.

Re:Arms race, anyone? (1)

StoatBringer (552938) | more than 3 years ago | (#33623146)

"intents and purposes", for fuck's sake.

RIAA being attacked next (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33622986)

A casual trip through 4chan's boards found an interesting tidbit. They are planning another assault, on the RIAA now. It is planned for Sunday. Finding the details on 4chans boards should be trivial for any slashdotter. Just trying to be informative.

Another important link (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33623018)

Interesting seems like 200+ people are in a chatroom coordinating this right now.

http://pastehtml.com/view/1b3tqp1.html

what kind of english is this? (3, Insightful)

TheGratefulNet (143330) | more than 3 years ago | (#33623070)

quoted from 'aiplex':

Solution

To eradicate piracy at its best possible, we strategically follow some of the best practices outlined below;

Finding the links of the unauthorized content using appropriate software which co-relates the copyright / licensed material in any given format.

Our 24/7 net vigilance agents & customer support team will have a rigorous check on video sharing communities and perform regular scrutiny for copyright deviation.

A list of leading 159 video sharing communities where videos in any forms are uploaded will be on a rigorous check for any new uploads.

We shall approach the service provider with the authenticated links of the pirated products being uploaded & appeal them to remove the content/file by issuing legal notice / request letter for violation of copyrights.

Our 24/7 support team would also prevent the damage by issuing instant legal notices to the service provider & block the account for deviating copy right laws.

wtf?? I mean, they seem like kids or something. not very good english for an 'official' net-sheriff (oops, that was another clown on teh intertubes, pardon me).

I'm not impressed. sorry.

Get out and vote... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33623122)

I wish I could mobilize 4chan dwellers and /b/tards in particular to go out and vote for their national Pirate Party come election time, but it appears the vast majority haven't reached the age of maturity yet...

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