US record labels starts fake "citizen's group" to support Canada's DMCA

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27 Responses to “US record labels starts fake "citizen's group" to support Canada's DMCA”

  1. Anonymous says:

    100 points to anyone who can locate the main photo on a stock photo site.

  2. DarthVain says:

    It would be interesting to see where these people come from. Did they hire models, or are the people photo shopped from stock footage. If that is the case it would be interesting to see what these “people” also support with their image!

  3. boingaddict says:

    probably the immigration laws in arizona as well

  4. BastardNamban says:

    What I want to know is how to stop this, permanently.

    It seems they’ve been trying to make this damn law up their for years now- is there any way to just stop them forever? Are we going to see them just keep resurrecting this for the next decade until one time, they vote it in quick enough?

    Really, what is the best strategy for stopping a law that keeps getting pushed by government flunkies run by lobbyists? Is there really no way?

    It seems to me “democracy” nowadays is a losing battle- they keep buying politicians to pass their laws, and we have to keep screaming at the top of our lungs to stop them. And even then, we have no recourse but to vote someone else in- who always gets corrupted, or already was secretly corrupt.

    I have no more hope for democracy. As long as everyone knows you can buy laws, we have no democracy.

    That’s how the DMCA in the US got passed. That’s how everything gets passed now.

    Can’t we learn from Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, and use guerrilla tactics to smear the truth of these fools everywhere?

    • Sagodjur says:

      Yeah, it’s become apparent that un- or under-regulated capitalism is the enemy of democracy. It’s a power vacuum in which those with money come to power.

    • Nuahs says:

      Damn Mark, you literally beat me by seconds.. nice!

    • Laurel L. Russwurm says:

      @Mark I used your info about the istockphoto image in my #C32 blog post Astroturf: promoting Bill C-32.

      Do you think they licensed it or appropriated it?

    • Ichabod says:

      Great find! God what fucking douche bags, can’t even find real people to agree with them.

      On that note I think it’s time a start looking for people to pool money purchase an island and start a truly democratic nation. I have a couple of doctors, nurses, a black smith and a couple of experienced farmers so far. Who’s with me?

      • Laurel L. Russwurm says:

        Isn’t that the point?

        They can’t find ordinary citizens who actually understand the bill to support it, because it is against our interests.

        Tell EVERYBODY.

  5. Anonymous says:

    It seems anytime significant legislation of any kind is introduced it ends up being tossed when Harper pro-rogues parliament or calls an election. My favorite thing about the current Conservative Gov’t is that they NEVER get around to actually passing the bullshit legislation they keep trying to win votes and contributions with.

  6. Anonymous says:

    rather than attempting to adapt to a changing landscape of music listeners, they pull this. why would i support any company who would engage in these actions? one more reason to laugh as we watch the dinosaurs die, leaving only the art form itself.

  7. Sparrow says:

    Since we seem to have overwhelmed the cat rave site today, lets see if we can do the same with this astroturf site.

    I’m kind of disturbed, because the response I got from writing my MP reads like he like he read my letter as supporting these douchebags.

    • Laurel L. Russwurm says:

      That’s a classic doublespeak technique.

      They pretend you are agreeing with them. That’s why its so important to keep disagreeing with the propaganda. If its allowed to stand most people will think it’s true.

      The other thing is, subtlety doesn’t seem to work on politicians. Be respectful, but be clear. Since the reasoned argument got twisted perhaps short and sweet is best:

      I think Bill C-32 is bad. Do not vote for it.

  8. MadRat says:

    Every time I read the comments on a BoingBoing article about copyright, there’s always someone who disagrees with it. This isn’t the first time I’ve wondered if there’s astroturfing going on right here.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I just posted a link to this on their Facebook group’s wall. Let’s see how long this lasts. ;)

  10. 74vespa says:

    Wow, some real constructive discussion here – namecalling, suggesting website hacking. Not a way to engage in a civil discussion. Too bad.

    Oh, and maybe BB should fact-check their headline, only 1 of the 4 big record labels is a US company (British, French, Japanese…).

    And no, I didn’t start the site/Facebook page, etc, but I do post there (and agree with some of the sentiments but NOT ALL), and I am a “real” person… oooooh shocker!

    • Laurel L. Russwurm says:

      @74vespa

      The problem is that corporations didn’t bother to discuss the fact that they were changing the definition of ownership.

      Our government neglected to discuss the fact that they had abdicated any responsibility to protect Canadian consumers… or that they were ignoring the clear directives revealed by the copyright consultation instead imposing legislation beneficial to foreign corporations at our expense.

      Civil discussion would be great, and if Bill C-32 wasn’t poised to crush our freedom maybe we’d have time to discuss.

      All of the “Four” may not currently be owned by Americans, but that does not prevent them from being American companies doing business under American law on American soil with an American workforce. It does not stop them from being members of the RIAA either.

      In this context, “Real people” means people who are not employed by RIAA companies.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Who paid for the website and professional logo design? I’d guess that the logo was near $5k and the website itself was *at least* $10k of work, if not more.

    The name of the professional website design team was “AdsNational”: http://adsnational.com

    That’s a huge chunk of change for a grassroots effort. Let’s follow the money.

  12. Matthew Mastracci says:

    So who is paying for the likely expensive website and logo?

    The web design team seems to be http://adsnational.com, a social media marketing expertise company.

    I’d guesstimate the value of the logo around $5k and highly functional website around $10k.

    Let’s follow that money.

  13. PaulR says:

    We need to contact news media organizations and ask them why they’re not covering this as news…

    //picking up the phone…

  14. Anonymous says:

    Wow, that’s a pretty disgusting pile of shyte that they are shovelling over at that Facebook Group page. I’d love to be able to write on that wall!

  15. BookGuy says:

    If the cute girl in the miniskirt and boots says I should take action, who am I to argue?

  16. boingaddict says:

    anyone know anyone in anonymous group? Could they please please hack that site to oblivion…maybe change the site with photoshopped orgy depicting mpaa having sex with riaa??? pretty please with cherry on top??

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