Anonymous, in retribution for the FBI’s closing of the Megaupload family of websites and the jailing of their leadership, brought down the websites of some government agencies and supporters of SOPA. Naturally, a huge flow of news on the story resulted: Forbes Extremetech CNN Eweek Washington Post Slashdot Ars Technica CNET1 CNET2 CNET3 New Scientist PhysOrg
What’s worse, Anon’s started circulating links on Twitter and other websites that automatically turn your computer into a DDoS spammer. This kind of trick is not cool in my point of view, and it’s definitely illegal, but then what do you expect? Forbes
So Wikipedia, Google, WIRED, Mozilla, and thousands of other websites went dark or had big signs advocating against SOPA today. All I could think of was that the proponents of SOPA had better get a much bigger microphone, cause what looks like the whole internet is against this piece of legal excrement.
I’ve not covered this, and I won’t say anything else on the subject. I will, however, conclude this with a quote: “Never pick a fight with a man who buys his ink by the barrel.”
It’s a bit dated (it’s attributed to Benjamin Franklin – no idea if that’s true though) but I think that it’s rather fitting for this situation.