[Mar 1, 2012] Black March (EVERYBODY, EVERYWHERE.)

Discussion in 'Planning' started by Celia Slingsby, Feb 1, 2012.


    "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 is to hit them where it truly hurts.

    Their profit margins.

    March 2012 is the end of the 1st quarter in economic reports worldwide.

    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, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in 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 a statement of intent:

    "We will not tolerate the Media Industries' lobbying for legistation which will censor the internet."

    Regarding Black March: If you want to do something that makes a statement, consider shifting your money not only away from corporate media but to independent media. Buy comics published by someone other than DC and Marvel. Buy books from small and independent presses. Support independent production companies who fight to stay independent and fan-focused. Better yet, buy things directly from creators and artisans. Support independent retailers. Don't just blanket punish media producers and distributors—refocus those resources into supporting the ones who espouse and depend on free exchange of information and ideas. Because those are the people preserving intellectual freedom. Those are the people creating work of substance. And those are the people struggling to make a living, because they aren't bankrolled by the Corporate Elite lobbying for SOPA and PIPA.

    Knowledge is free.

    We are Anonymous.

    We are Legion.

    We do not forgive.

    We do not forget.

    Expect us."
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  2. Anonymous Member

    But then there will be a huge profit gap in march and then a huge profit rise in april and it will just even out
  3. TorontosRoot Member

    I will gladly participate in this. FUCK YOU SOPA, PIPA, ACTA.

    BEYOND End of March, make it until APRIL's end.
  4. Zepar Member

    Well for me if we do it permanently !
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  5. Permanently deleted my zune account.
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  6. Sainguin Member

    I'm all for this. I just hope enough people see this and join in.
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  7. Swinefire Member

    I am all for this idea, but I agree with this statement too. Maybe make it semi-permanent, or make it much longer
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  8. 10100101 Member

    I will participate in this
  9. wadker22 Member

    I am in for this one
  10. I totally agree with this and will join for sure
    Expect Us
  11. yes, but it will kill the first quarter
  12. it will just kill the first quarter which at this point is enough
  13. TorontosRoot Member

    It needs to be the second and third too, not just the first. Then they'll heed our warning and start listening to us.
  14. perhaps but maybe take the second quarter off and then come full force the entire 3rd
  15. TorontosRoot Member

  16. cool. lets do it
  17. Anonymous Member

    i really want to..... BUT MY XBOX LIV IS GUNNA RUN OUT!!!!!! fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
  18. maybe. but at least they might freak out a bit. i dont think enough people have seen this though for it to make a real dent but i will support
  19. kasiopeja Member

    it must start from somewhere, once, just start!
    And good luck, to all of :)
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  20. y
  21. and it begins...
  22. Anfinuo Member

    <Kosh's Naranek voice>And so it begins</Kosh's Naranek voice> ;)

    I've made something for the "occasion":

    Use, and abuse.
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  23. pedrofcuk Member

    I will do it because I can.
  24. GNIP Member

    Hi there,

    is somebody in charge to collect the 2012 March sales of those companies ? In my opinion, we should compare them historically to see if the ops has a good impact.

    Walt Disney Motion Pictures
    Sony Pictures Entertainment
    Paramount Pictures
    20th Century Fox
    Universal Studios
    Warner Bros.
    Sony Music
    Universal, RCA, Concord and so on ...

    If so, when & where do you intend display it ?
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  25. Pong Member

    Enclosed some publications dates of our "friends" of MPIAA, & RIAA, if I am not mistaking, the sales will be released broadly.

    2nd of May
    => Time Warner= Warner Bros. Entertainment
    => Universal City Studios= ComCast

    3rd of May
    => Paramount= Viacom

    8th of May
    => Walt Disney

    9th of May
    => 20th Century Fox= News Corp

    10th of May
    => Sony Corp

    Anons, let s see how many of us have make Black March a success or not.
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  26. Anonymous Member

    Old news is extremely old. GTFO.
  27. TorontosRoot Member

    Needs moar ned updated news.
  28. Anonymous Member

    it doesnt matter if its old its the general idea ...
  29. Anonymous Member

    General ideas rarely make it. It's major ideas that find the traction.
  30. Anonymous Member

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