Black March 2012


This event will take part all throughout March 2012.
While SOPA and PIPA got shelved, there are some new acts coming to invade our privacy. ACTA and PCIPA are on their ways.
I’m sick of this. Entertainment industry wants more money, even though they get millions doing nothing, while us, regular people have to work hard to get anything. What these bills will do is not help original content creators, but it will help the big heads in charge, the ones that have millions/billions. And what they fail to understand is that you have to fight piracy with value for money, and not law.
So I say, fuck you Entertainment Industry! I’m in full support of Black March 2012, and I encourage you to support it too. This is getting out of hand.

With the continuing campaigns for Internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites such as Megaupload under allegations of ‘piracy’ and ‘conspiracy’, the time has come to take a stand against music, film and media companies’ lobbyists.

The only way to hit them where it truly hurts… Their profit margins.

Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy. Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine.

Wait the 4 weeks to buy them in April, see the film later, etc. Holding out for just 4 weeks will lave a gaping hole in the media and entertainment companies’ profits for the 1st quarter. An economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments worldwide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes.

This action can give astatement of intent:

“We will not tolerate the Media Industries’ lobbying for legislation which will censor the internet.”

Say no to the New World Order, controlled by Entertainment Industry.

http://black-march.com/

ACTA:

ACTA is one more offensive against the sharing of culture on the Internet. ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) is an agreement secretly negotiated by a small “club” of like-minded countries (39 countries, including the 27 of the European Union, the United States, Japan, etc). Negotiated instead of being democratically debated, ACTA bypasses parliaments and international organizations to dictate a repressive logic dictated by the entertainment industries.

ACTA would impose new criminal sanctions forcing Internet actors to monitor and censor online communications. It is thus a major threat to freedom of expression online and creates legal uncertainty for Internet companies. In the name of trademarks and patents, it would also hamper access to generic medicines in poor countries.

Say no to ACTA, sign this:
https://www.accessnow.org/page/s/just-say-no-to-acta
http://www.avaaz.org/en/eu_save_the_internet/?fp

Here’s something about PCIPA:

under language approved 19 to 10 by a House committee, the firm that sells you Internet access would be required to track all of your Internet activity and save it for 18 months, along with your name, the address where you live, your bank account numbers, your credit card numbers, and IP addresses you’ve been assigned.
Said an attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation: “The data retention mandate in this bill would treat every Internet user like a criminal and threaten the online privacy and free speech rights of every American.” Even more troubling is what the government would need to do in order to access this trove of private information: ask for it.

Remember – you have the power, not them.

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Posted on January 26, 2012, in I Write, News and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. The problem with this is that these things have already been bought. For example, if you were to forgo buying a videogame, that would only damage the store at which you would have bought it, because the store has already bought it from their supplier.

    And if you’re just going to buy these things a month later, you’re still buying it eventually, so i fail to see how this could possibly work..

    • The stores don’t buy anything, the suppliers provide them with stuff, and after sales collects the money. No store could operate if they would first have to buy everything from suppliers.

      The industry will notice that there’s a big drop in income for march and that will tell them that people won’t blindly buy entertainment anymore, and if they keep pushing the bills, what will the result be.

      • My local game store was robbed sometime ago. They had to re-buy everything, and take donations from the community to try and recover.

      • Obviously. If the store doesn’t have the copies they got from the supplier anymore and they haven’t sold anything, they still have to pay the supplier the money for the copies, because they can’t return unsold copies. Otherwise store employees could steal a copy for themselves, claim it as stolen and the supplier would loose money. If an item has not sold it gets returned to the supplier, if he asks for it.

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