I’m sure by now you’ve heard that the popular video website megaupload.com has been
taken down by the FBI. Wait a minute, what the hell were the FBI and the Department
of Justice doing in New Zealand?!!! Megaupload was becoming extremely popular at a
rapid pace with plans to take on the greedy music corporations and even Youtube. No
wonder they got shut down so fast by the US government.
The internet should remain free and uncensored. Governments should not intervene on
the behalf of corporate interests and at the expense of citizens. The music industry and
other media companies need to rethink their business models and intellectual property
rights laws. They need to adapt to new technologies instead of trying to get them shut
down. Laws like SOPA, PIPA and ACTA that are making their way to Congress are only
looking out for the rights of corporations. In the end, they are really just large companies
trying to squeeze every last dollar that they can out of their customers. They restrict what
is allowed on the internet and for the most part do not help ordinary citizens.
And so here is what you can do. Help out Anonymous by spreading the word about our
media boycott happening throughout the entire month of March. Basically, just don’t
buy any media in March. This includes books, CDs, digital albums, movies,
magazines, DVDs, Blu-rays, video games, vinyl, etc. Copy the Operation Black March poster
and post it around the web.