Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 12:16 UTC
Internet & Networking It looks like several companies are learning what happens when you mess with the internet - and they're learning it the hard way. Several major companies have been hit by the collective powers of Anonymous after 4chan launched several distributed denial-of-service attacks. What many have been predicting for a long time now has finally happened: an actual war between the powers that be on one side, and the internet on the other. Update: PayPal has admitted their WikiLeaks snub came after pressure from the US government, and Datacell, which takes care of payments to Wikileaks, is threatening to sue MasterCard over Wikileaks' account suspension. Update II: is down due to the attack. Update III: PayPal has caved under the pressure, and will release the funds in the WikiLeaks account.
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RE[4]: Protest
by Bounty on Wed 8th Dec 2010 20:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Protest"
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Actually, civil disobedience requires breaking the law.

You're talking of 'peaceful protest'.

Totally different things.

Have your read their definition?

"the refusal to obey certain laws or governmental demands for the purpose of influencing legislation or government policy, characterized by the employment of such nonviolent techniques as boycotting, picketing, and nonpayment of taxes. Compare noncooperation ( def. 2 ) , passive resistance."

Since when is boycotting or picketing automatically breaking the law? Dictionary fail.

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RE[5]: Protest
by TheGZeus on Wed 8th Dec 2010 22:28 in reply to "RE[4]: Protest"
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Did you read your own post?
"the refusal to obey certain laws"

That was pretty awesome.

Edited 2010-12-08 22:32 UTC

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RE[6]: Protest
by Bounty on Wed 8th Dec 2010 23:45 in reply to "RE[5]: Protest"
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It has been argued that the term "civil disobedience" has always suffered from ambiguity and in modern times, become utterly debased. Marshall Cohen notes, "It has been used to describe everything from bringing a test-case in the federal courts to taking aim at a federal official. Indeed, for Vice President Agnew it has become a code-word describing the activities of muggers, arsonists, draft evaders, campaign hecklers, campus militants, anti-war demonstrators, juvenile delinquents and political assassins."[14

I don't think it's definition is as clear cut as you make it sound.

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