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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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  • by jdpars ( 1480913 ) on Saturday November 27, 2010 @08:06PM (#34361120)
    What's the peaceful resolution they should be aiming for? What branch of the government can they appeal to to restrict the power of government to intervene without precedent? The courts are obviously not going to help them, nor the legislators, nor the president or any various governors.
  • by QuoteMstr ( 55051 ) <dan.colascione@gmail.com> on Saturday November 27, 2010 @08:13PM (#34361168)

    If your side seems powerless and morale is low, a symbolic victory is better than none at all.

  • Re:yeah (Score:5, Informative)

    by Scaba ( 183684 ) <joe.joefrancia@com> on Saturday November 27, 2010 @08:47PM (#34361366)

    Jay Walkers was framed!!

  • Re:yeah (Score:3, Informative)

    by unity100 ( 970058 ) on Saturday November 27, 2010 @10:42PM (#34361902) Homepage Journal

    Like the non-violent methods of MLK, who broke the law in a way that brought attention and public opinion over to their side.

    the way mlk broke the law, in the organized, military-grade systematic manner, is ILLEGAL. those who do it, are jailed.

    the only reason it worked for the organization of mlk, is that they were based in states that supported them, and organized and moved in from there to the states who were segregating. at one point, they even had $1 m budget to spend in their protests and organizations, thanks to the donations collected from the churches, for the VERY objective of DISOBEYING the law in an organized, systematic manner. and, from the operation bases in states that supported them.

    the above, can easily be the description of an organized rebellion, or some states waging war against each other, by the way.

    in this case, however, there is no state that you can do that thing. there is no state that, what you can do can be legal. there is no state that supports you.

    if you attempt the same thing, you will be jailed.

  • Re:yeah (Score:3, Informative)

    by icebraining ( 1313345 ) on Sunday November 28, 2010 @06:47AM (#34363414) Homepage

    Have you read the post I was actually replying to, which is now at -1? My post was only a joke reply to "Maybe you can prove your point by killing some record execs, let's see who gets the sympathy then."

    And you realize that they're DoSing in response to DoSes against P2P sites by companies paid by the MPAA members [torrentfreak.com], so if someone was breaking the law, it were the companies. That's why this was called "Operation: Payback".

    And finally, my post doesn't in any way condone their actions, just mocks the silliness of parent's post.

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