Thursday, March 1st 2012 to Saturday 31st March 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.”

Wow, okay, this actually might have some impact. Normally “hole in the earnings” activism is doomed to fail because if we all take a day off from buying gasoline without changing our driving habits then at the end of the week we’ve still used the same amount of gas, but in this case… the specific way industry focuses on profits on a quarterly basis, this might get noticed.

I’ll add to this because I’m a comic book buyer: DC Comics is Warner Bros. Marvel Comics is Disney. So yes, they count.

I’ll do my best, but then again, I’m broke as shit, so I’m all in.



let’s do it.

I’m in.

Reblogged from Musings of a Vurms

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