p2pnet view P2P:- Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music’s main IFPI (International Federation of Phonographic Industry) is down.
We’re currently getting ‘try again’ messages for http://www.ifpi.org/.
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.
Today marked perhaps one of the most heinous of crimes against freedom. It has been announced that the leaders of ThePirateBay have been found guilty in a Swedish court. This travesty of injustice perpetrated by media conglomerates is an abomination against society.
Anonymous strongly opposes this decision and the far reaching implications. No single court should be able to decide what the rest of the world can or cannot do.
We believe the Internet has opened new avenues of opportunity for everyone everywhere. The Internet should not be censored or controlled by governments or corporations.
Large numbers of people benefit from the use of torrents and peer-to-peer to distribute their work. Torrents are widely used by artists. Many profitable companies distribute their content using P2P thereby saving themselves money by using other’s connections. Why should they get to have it both ways? Who are they to decide?
In simple terms, ThePirateBay is nothing more than Google for torrents. They host NO infringing content. How can this be declared illegal? What is next? Ringtones? Perhaps your favorite search site?
The leaders of ThePirateBay are not criminals. They have harmed no one. They only brought good to this world. We are taught as children that we must learn to share. Share food with the hungry, share water with the thirsty, share medicines with the sick, then WHY CAN WE NOT SHARE HAPPINESS?! Everybody enjoys music, everybody enjoys film. Isn’t it hypocritical to say that we can share these necessities but not that what makes us enjoy life?
Technology has developed quicker than the entertainment industries’ can comprehend. They cannot grasp what is possible today.They live in the time where gramophones, cassette tapes and video tapes were the only distribution method. Its ironic that they made the same arguments then yet they are still profitable Today, our future is being limited by the corporation’s failed business models.Their solution is to control the internet itself. We have had enough. We are angry. We will no longer take orders from oldfags dictating what we can and cannot do.
ThePirateBay stands as a symbol representing our beliefs. The voice of the people should not be silenced by government let alone a private company interested only in protecting their bottom line. Copyright laws as they exist today are far outdated and have no place in the modern world.
We will continue our fight against these outdated laws. We will continue to attack websites of those who are a danger to freedom on the internet. We will continue to attack those who embrace censorship. You will not be able to hide your ludicrous ways to control us. We will expose you and your intentions will be dealt with. This injustice must be corrected.
We will not forgive. We will not forget.
And stay tuned.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
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