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Thursday, 04 November 2010 11:44

Operating Payback hits US copyright office

Written by Nick Farell
hackers

At this rate they will be labelled terrorists
Supporters of Operation: Payback, which is made of various hacker groups have declared war on the US Copyright office.

The group which includes members of Anonymous and 4chan attacked the US Copyright Office at 11am yesterday. There was intermittent downtime and the site is loaded a lot slower than normal.

This is the first time that Operation: Payback has struck at a US Government website. The outfit is expected to do something tomorrow, probably in the UK.

However attacking Government sites might get them identified as a Terror group in the US, which tends to take a rather over the top view about such things.

Nick Farell

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+9 #1 codechimp 2010-11-04 12:15
I question whether this news bit is entirely accurate. I did a Google search and found references to U.S. Copyright Group; which is an entity that works in tandem with the RIAA and MPAA. Basically, they are a blackmail group that sends letters to file sharers saying "give us cash or we'll sue you".
 
 
+1 #2 Gunge 2010-11-04 17:16
Quoting codechimp:
I question whether this news bit is entirely accurate.


Operation Payback have already been targeting government intellectual property offices in other countries. Why would it surprise you if they did the same in the US?
 
 
+1 #3 Bl0bb3r 2010-11-04 20:36
Quoting Gunge:
Why would it surprise you if they did the same in the US?



That's not what codechimp is referring to. He says the name "US Copyright Office" sounds like a government agency, basically belonging to a federal type of government, but works like a private (non-governmental) outfit, MAFIAA style.

Just like the US Federal Reserve where the name implies that it's owned by the state, when it is not and for every help the Reserve takes an interest, as opposed to National Banks of other countries which are and don't take interests from the people but from the private banks and intervenes.

Similar the USCO is just as the MAFIAA, a private outfit, non-governmental in essence, governmental in name and public image.
 

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