Anonymous, the internet group that everybody seems to love but to me seems a bit silly (you do understand the profits on those Guy Fawkes masks you love goes to Time Warner, one of the largest corporations in the fucking world, right?) is at it again. This time, they have come up with a simple yet cunning strategy. For the whole of March 2012, they urge consumers to spend no money whatsoever on anything entertainment related. They want to hit the media companies where it hurts: their wallets.
This is all in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). SOPA is scaring the shit out of a whole lot of people. The fear is that SOPA will badly hurt our freedom of speech, hurt small online businesses and websites with lots of user generated content, like YouTube, and just be an all round expensive and fucking shitty waste of time.
So what do you think, Dear Reader? Should we be protesting SOPA? Is this protest worth our time? Do you think that it will hurt the media companies enough to make them back off, or do you think it might just spur them on and make them want to fight their fight even more? Drop me a line in the comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts.