Anonymous Goes after Copyright Collection Agency

Anonymous has cyber attacked the website of copyright collection agency BMI as part of Operation Payback, the collective’s ongoing war against copyright and anti-piracy enforcers.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, BMI temporarily took down its website in response to the group’s denial-of-service attack and in a statement said the hackers were not able to compromise the agency’s security.

Anonymous members also released a statement saying their action was motivated by what they believe is the film and music industry’s abuse of copyright law for their financial gain.

“No company shall take advantage of our government to churn profits and censor information in any form,” the message read.

Members of Anonymous — specifically 4chan — have previously targeted the Recording Industry Association of America, the Motion Picture Association of America, KISS frontman Gene Simmons, among others. Lately, however, some of the members have focused on those whom the collective has deemed as enemies of WikiLeaks, and those responsible for detaining Bradley Manning.

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