Just as homosexuals have to keep changing their group identification name (queer, gay, homosexuals, etc) because their actions naturally discredit the word, copyright infringers seem to be having the opposite effects on their group name:
Some of those concerned about online copyright infringement now realize that they may have created a monster by using the term “piracy.” This week, at the unveiling of a new study for the International Chamber of Commerce which argued that 1.2 million jobs could be lost in Europe as a result of copyright infringement by 2015, the head of the International Actors’ Federation lamented the term.
“We should change the word piracy,” she said at a press conference. “To me, piracy is something adventurous, it makes you think about Johnny Depp. We all want to be a bit like Johnny Depp. But we’re talking about a criminal act. We’re talking about making it impossible to make a living from what you do.”
In other news, 4chan is finally doing something that does not involve hatred of God. 4chan shut down Gene Simmons website:
In the last few weeks, the group began a series of attacks it calls “Operation Payback,” targeting organizations that legislate in support of copyright laws. The RIAA, the Motion Picture Association of America, and even the U.K. government’s Intellectual Property Office have been target; Simmons is their most recent victim…
True to its manifesto — “For this, you will be held accountable before the people, and you will be punished by them. We will not stop. We will not forget. We will prevail. We are anonymous” — the group reacted swiftly to the remarks.
Simmons’ sites succumbed again to a second wave of hacker attacks, and 4chan’s Anonymous group added GeneSimmons.com and SimmonsRecords.com to its “official” hit list.
Gene Simmons, couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
Although, 4chan should not be using these DOS methods (the equivalent to French protesters blocking factory doors), they are finally giving a visible voice to the younger generation fed up with the dinosaurs in power. If you tend to bully, oppress, and generally harass people they might just lash back.