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 playstation.com."
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RE[6]: Interesting
by Alfman on Wed 6th Apr 2011 00:58 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Interesting"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

"First off, Martin Luther King Jr. wasn't fighting against a private company."

Again, I never claimed he was. Don't people read?

"Martin Luther King would use boycotting/marches/protest/sit-ins as a strategy, he wouldn't use a strategy that would negatively affect the people who he would want to support him."

Ah, but his protests did deliberately inconvenience people's everyday lives in order to get attention and force a public dialogue. If he hadn't then nobody would take notice.

Q. What does a protest accomplish if nobody pays attention? A. Not very much.


"Doing a DDoS against Sony's website of the PSN doesn't do anything except probably annoy people."

That is the general idea...it forces more people to take notice.

"Martin Luther King wasn't as dumb as you seem to think."

Straw man.

"If you honestly believe he would condone this childish BS or think it's a good strategy, then you must think the guy was pretty stupid."

You continue to misread my comments. I never defended the DOS attack in the first place.

If their (Anonymous) goal is to get attention (and I'm pretty sure it is), then it worked. They got media attention from news outlets everywhere. They got more exposure via this disruption than they could have through more legitimate channels. You and I don't have to agree with what they've done to admit that this is actually true.

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