Published on Aug 8, 2012
Greetings, people of the world and fellow internet citizens. We are Anonymous.
We bring sad news. Last week, our generous green friend, the Demonoid, was met with a state sponsored Distributed Denial of Service attack. This is the same type of attack that many citizens of the world, including many Anons, have been sent to prison over. These illegal actions were then followed up with a raid by Ukraine authorities. These operations coincided with the Vice Prime Minister of the Ukraine's visit to the United States.
The action was spearheaded by the usual cabal of lobbyists, SOPA/ACTA supporters, and their bribed politicians. We question what the motives for this action really are? It is clear to us that politics and lobbyists are again getting in the way of progress.
A future without public trackers is a bleak one my friends. For most of us, Demonoid and others like it who have fallen, have been about more than free music or movies. They are an incredibly powerful educational Tool facilitating something better than just open piracy. Mega-Trackers provide a new model for distribution. Modern musicians and other artists have begun to embrace the medium. Meanwhile corporations and governments continue to fear it. Anonymous will simply not tolerate a world without it.
In retaliation for your criminal acts against us and the free flow of information, we have already begun an operation against those responsible. Lazers are already being fired.
We will also be working hard on restoring what once was. We promise to work on this goal by any means necessary . Where one has fallen, many will rise to take their place.
#OpDemonoid has the following objectives:
1. Restore Demonoid services by any means necessary and, if possible, facilitate a series of mirror sites operated by free Anons everywhere. In essence, open source Demonoid.
2. Retaliate against those responsible for the interruption. And Lulz.
Our work will require time and patience but when we're successful, and we will be, Demonoid will live again.
In the mean time, we need your help. Show this press release to artists, musicians, designers, and others you know who benefit from open public trackers like Demonoid. Share it on Facebook, Twitter, and with your social networks. Remember: a future without Demonoid and trackers like it is not a future you want to live in. Only you will be responsible if this is the future that unfolds for future generations.
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." - Thomas Jefferson
TAKE ACTION NOW: IRC.ANONOPS.PRO #OpDemonoid
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not Forget.
We do not Forgive.