Irradiated by LabRat
Seems today federal prosecutors shut down Megaupload, which theoretically has nothing to do with SOPA/PIPA except thematically but certainly is timed “well”.
In response, Anonymous has shut down the Justice Department’s website. Also Universal Music, the MPAA home site, RIAA, Warner Music Group, a music licensing site, the US. Copyright department, and a few other sites I don’t recognize and obviously can’t access right now. You can watch Anonymous’s feed for the operation, as well as the speed for which #opmegaupload is trending.
Whether Anonymous is right or wrong (they’re usually some mix of both), it’s fascinating to watch, particularly the sheer speed with which coordination happens and the number of different languages being used to spread the word. No wonder dictatorships are afraid of Twitter and Facebook.