So what about BLACK MARCH?


#1

Is anyone really gonna boycott this entire month?

I find it hard. Especially with Street Fighter x Tekken coming out this month. I’m not supposed to be downloading ANYTHING, buying anything, what about streaming?

Is anyone else going to support the boycott?


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#2

Too late on downloading
Too late on bying
Too late on streaming

Fuck the boycott.


#3

What the fuck is Black March?


#4

No, I didn’t even know about it until reading this post - point being there is not enough steam behind it to amount to anything. Besides lost sales can be preidcted due ot hte rising cost of gas.

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#5

Have no clue what this is.

Seems like some more effin hipster noise.


#6

I’m not good at explaining things so bear with me.

It has to deal with PIPA and SOPA. There’s a new bill that the same people are trying to pass. I forget what its called, but it pretty much means you can be detained just for making a YouTube video and having a tupac video in the background being played, or having a BIC pen on your shirt’s pocket holder. Its supposedly that extreme.

As a result, anonymous wants to group people up to boycott by not downloading anything free or anything that has to be paid for, no purchasing of any type of media, and i believe no streaming.

It really is a serious issue. I’m just too drunk to make it sound that deep. I may have also forgotten key details, but that is the gist of it.


#7

To articulate it better than nars did:

http://black-march.com/


#8

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#9

I already bought stuff and like spending my money on things, and Anonymous stuff was never my cup of tea so yeah.


#10

Fuck that.
I torrented a bunch of music, the first season of thundercats 2011 and ordered 2 Wrestling DVD’s just this morning.

Plus The Lorax comes out today in theaters. No way am I missing that.


#11

Is this really the right approach? There are companies who are against SOPA/PIPA. Why punish them?

Wouldn’t contacting your congressman/congresswoman and letting him/her know that you will not vote for them if they sign that bill replausable? Or maybe form an anti-SOPA/PIPA collation (formed through online registration)?


#12

that requires people to actually do something. protesters love doing nothing.


#13

Here I am thinking this thread’s about a bunch of proud black people walking down the city streets.


#14

I don’t know who organized this Black March, but they didn’t put much thought into it. Essentially, they want to punish the big corporations by convincing us to not buy a single thing from anyone, anywhere. But not everyone who sells something is a corporation. I have a mobile game that I’m working on that I intend to sell; I’m the only one making the game. Should I be punished for something I had no part in?

The problem I have with these fly-by-night protests is that while the organizers have good intentions, they aren’t planned well.


#15

If we wanted to protest SOPA/PIPA… instead of not streaming/downloading, shouldnt we be streaming and downloading every damn thing we could think of and just not buy anything from the companies who directly supported SOPA/PIPA?


#16

I thought this was some black people ish. Now I am no longer interested.


#17

But I love stuff!
It validates me!


#18

Yeah I thought this was gonna be Black History Month 2


#19

Yeah i thought black people complaining AGAIN having the shortest month be black history month…I thought they wanted to petition it for March…


#20

How many Black Fridays are there in Black March?