Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Apr 2011 23:07 UTC
Legal "The hacker hordes of Anonymous have transferred their fickle attention to Sony. They are currently attacking the company's online Playstation store in retribution for Sony's lawsuit against PS3 hacker George Hotz. A denial of service attack has temporarily taken down"
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RE[3]: Interesting
by WereCatf on Wed 6th Apr 2011 00:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting"
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Well, in a Martin Luther King type of way, it actually does make some sense.

(Please don't misinterpret this comment as suggesting that taking arms against Sony has the same merit as fighting racism.)

Hypothetically, MLK probably would condone DOS attacks too if they helped his cause.

It's true a DOS blocks "legitimate users", just like MLK's human roadblocks, standins, sitins, etc interfere with public activities. For him, it was a way to send a message, peacefully. He could not fight the oppressors directly, he was powerless that way. He fought by forcing others to get involved.

I don't quite believe your argument. MLK's whole intention was to give all those oppressed people real, tangible faces for people to see and to force them to interact with all those people they oppress. The point wasn't to disrupt anything in and of itself, it was merely a side-effect of it. And even then, it was local; it didn't effect any other countries or their residents who can't affect the outcome anyways.

Now, Anonymous's whole point was indeed to disrupt usage and it affects people all around the world, including those who can't do anything about it anyways. And all this while never showing their faces or come out in the open to actually interact with people face-to-face.

I really don't think they're comparable in the least.

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