Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Downhill Battle Sends Gifts to RIAA/MPAA

I can't say it any better than ZDNet does:
As the holiday season approaches, some opponents of the movie and music industries' legal efforts are planning to celebrate in a Grinch-like fashion.

Downhill Battle, a file-sharing activist group from Worcester, Mass., has launched an Internet campaign to send lumps of coal to the Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America. The group said it will send a brick of unsightly coal for every $100 that people donate to digital rights defense groups Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge and IPac.
Rather amusing.

5 comments:

mmChronic said...

They should send lumps of poo instead. ILN (I think) linked a poo sending service a while back. It would be much funnier!

Merg said...

Probably didn't want to do that for fear of being sued...

mmChronic said...

I think it was an anonymous proxy thing - how hard they'd try to protect you with ninja lawyers on their back is another question. I'll try and dig the link out.

mmChronic said...

It was indeed ILN - and the site is PooGram. But I don't think it's the one I'm thinking of - it looks a bit tatty. The one I'm thinking of was a more commercial looking, full on e-poo site.

Merg said...

Anonymous doesn't work well when you're doing it for the publicity though... "We anonymously send poo to the RIAA" is a bit of a give-away as to who did it... ;)