Okay so I lied last week. Activisim post incoming! Though actually I'm not going to be saying much, I'm just going to copy things from http://blackmarch.info/. The point of Black March? To hit the entertainment industry where it hurts. Their wallets. In fact you can do this by doing nothing. Seriously literally nothing. That's what Black March calls for you to do. I quote;
"With 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 first quarter in economic reports worldwide.
Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally, or illegally. Do not see a single film in the movies or cinemas, or download a copy. Do not buy a DVD online, or in stores. Do not buy a video game. Do not buy a single book or magazine.
Wait 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 first quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments worldwide as stocks and shares 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 legislation which will censor the internet."
All you have to do for Black March is to just hold of on seeing a movie, or buying a CD. This is the Hollywood Boycott, and boy will it be fun.
Though technically I am too poor to buy anything anyway so chances are I would have participated without even realising it, but some of you can deliberately do it! See it as a chance to play the games you've had for ages but not played, see the movies you own and haven't seen in a while, and read the books you keep putting off.
I'll try to restrict the activism for now.
...Like I'm a scout.
+100 internets to whoever gets the reference.
You have one month to prepare, use it wisely.
Another quick note I would have included in last weeks post if it wasn't already getting way too long, the super secret guide to safety by Anonymous.