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RIAA, MPAA Recruit MasterCard As Internet Police 421

An anonymous reader writes "Two weeks ago, MasterCard felt the wrath of Anonymous Operation Payback-style DDoS attacks after refusing to process payments that were intended to fund WikiLeaks, the website which began leaking confidential US diplomatic cables last month. Now, the company is preparing to head down another controversial path by pledging to deny transactions which support websites that host pirated movies, music, games, or other copyrighted content. MasterCard lobbyists have also been in talks with entertainment industry trade groups, including the RIAA and the MPAA, and have made it clear that the company will support the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), sources close to the talks have said."
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RIAA, MPAA Recruit MasterCard As Internet Police

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  • we noticed (Score:5, Funny)

    by nimbius ( 983462 ) on Wednesday December 22, 2010 @06:08PM (#34646378) Homepage
    you recently submitted a payment to for your MetaARPA sustaining membership. This site has been identified as a Hacking site []and as such has been blacklisted from our payment processing system. Furthermore your donation to OpenBSD has also been declined for processing as the openBSD project sponsors known hacking activity [] and said bad things about our unquestionably patrio-tastic freedom war against terror.

    in summation your cards with us have also been cancelled as you've been identified without a magnetic ribbon on any vehicles registered in your name, and are obviously not supporting the troops.

    please consider purchasing a copy of jeff dunhams 'achmed the terrorist' comedy DVD, as well as anything sufficiently xenophobic, bigoted and patriotic from the Country music top 10/50/100 charts. Once clad only in a sweat-stained american flag and nourished only by fast food, can we consider reactivating any of your perpetual debt engines.

    Master of Cards.
  • by oldspewey ( 1303305 ) on Wednesday December 22, 2010 @06:09PM (#34646392)
    I bet that if 1 million people cut up their MasterCard and switch to Visa, and another million people cut up their Visa and switch to MasterCard, those evil bastards at the credit card companies will really start to sit up and take notice!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 22, 2010 @06:26PM (#34646646)

    Most girls are whores.

    The above statement doesn't imply that I pay for sex,

    That statement doesn't but I'm betting you have to pay anyway.

    or have sampled most girls (but I have),

    Sneaking up behind them to try to smell them doesn't count, Don Juanon.

    or that the girls that I've had sex with charged money.

    I'm sure they not only charged you money but made you pay for their steam cleaning & psychotherapy after.

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