Greetings.We are Anonymous.
t has recently come to our attention that George Hotz, also known as GeoHot, has reached a settlement with Sony regarding the court case involving those two parties. A further details are being withheld we will refrain from speculating.
We believe Sony's actions in this case are . We do not agree with Sony forcing social media sites like Youtube to hand over the IP addresses of people who viewed GeoHots videos view this as a severe violation of privacy . We d Sony g ing personal information from other companies like PayPal Sony this information in the first place. acts disrespectful and unforgivable.
he current so continue our protest voices heard invite you to do the same. Operation Sony, or OpSony for short,
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On April 16th, we will t protest against Sony. We encourage anyone who is able to come to a nearby Sony Store to support cause, even if you are not usually involved with Anonymous. This is not just about Anonymous - this is about your rights.
, be sure to check on your local laws and regulations regarding hiding your face during protests and, if allowed, cover your face, whether it is the usual Guy Fawkes masks or some other form of facial covering. Of course you can always wear a mask, even if it's prohibited by law - but be aware that this can pose a serious legal risk. You should also be aware of potential 'saboteurs', whether from police forces / corporate security, or Sony itself.
If needed, get into contact with others in your area that are going to protest, and make preparations before the actual protest takes place. ake sure the phone number is written on your arm with something like permanent marker, to make sure you cannot lose it in a full body search - better safe than sorry. It is also a good idea to make sure your 'legal team' stays in contact with other anons, to keep everyone updated about the running protests, as well as possible arrests.
For more important information on protests, you can refer to http://www.urban75.org/mayday02/legal.html (here you can also find important tips to keep yourself safe). While this document is aimed at the United Kingdom, the situation in other countries will often be similar, however, it is always a good idea to check your local laws and regulations. If you have any questions, you can always ask them in the IRC (chat) channel.
Let us show Sony that all information is free and that we own the things we buy, now and forever.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.