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Operation Payback Shuts Down IFPI Site 376

newtley writes "Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music's main IFPI (International Federation of Phonographic Industry) website is down. Not coincidentally, there's an Operation Payback post addressing the Pirate Bay crew's lost sentencing appeal: 'Dear IFPI, MAFIAA and other parasites, The recent verdict in the Swedish Appeal Court (ThePirateBay spectrial) provoked this statement from Operation: Payback. We emphasize our statement with a Distributed Denial-of-Service attack aimed at the IFPI's website.'"
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Operation Payback Shuts Down IFPI Site

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  • Notice (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 27, 2010 @07:59PM (#34361100)
    Sorry the first post that was here had to be removed since it copied so many others.
  • Re:yeah (Score:5, Funny)

    by icebraining ( 1313345 ) on Saturday November 27, 2010 @08:24PM (#34361236) Homepage

    DoS, killing people, all the same! Death penalty for jaywalkers!

  • by Pharmboy ( 216950 ) on Saturday November 27, 2010 @09:54PM (#34361690) Journal

    Exactly, if they really wanted to hurt them, wouldn't an attack on something that would cost them real money (like a RIAA-blessed streaming music service) be more damaging?

    I got a better idea, we need to hit them financially. Let's distribute pirated copies of their movies for free, using P2P. Just think, if we can get 1 million people to download their movies, that means they will have lost $20 million in sales, since everyone knows that every time a movie is pirated, it equals exactly one lost sale. That would show them.

  • Re:yeah (Score:3, Funny)

    by pgmrdlm ( 1642279 ) on Sunday November 28, 2010 @02:54AM (#34362922) Journal

    I fail to see the point of your argument. I pointed out that ddos attacks cause business's lose money/profit. Servers are a business tool, just like a fax and a phone. You lose the ability to use it, you lose the ability to conduct business.

    Your post, if you want to call it that. Had nothing to do with the loss of income. Your point is about free merchandise. Guess what, I'm not giving away free merchandise with my server. Your friendly ddos attack took my server off line. I'm losing money, and I have to lay people off because of it. Thank you for your non violent temper tantrum.

    Your post shows your just a child that can't play by the rules. If you can't have something for free, you are going to throw your little temper tantrum. Guess what child, the grown ups have ruled. In multiple countries to boot. Your not getting your toys for free. Get off your fucking ass, get a job. And pay for your toys like the rest of the adults do., Otherwise, go without or go to jail. Because thats exactly where you belong. In jail for your attacking someone else's property with your DDOS attack.

  • Re:yeah (Score:3, Funny)

    by Mordok-DestroyerOfWo ( 1000167 ) on Sunday November 28, 2010 @04:25AM (#34363108)
    Free Hat!

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