60800200 kmx3kyli Anonymous retaliates against internet censorship in India

One way to retaliate against governance censorship of the internet is to hack the sites of the organizations/companies that support censorship.  Anonymous, an internet activist group, has been hacking into various sites and temporarily disabling them to express their frustration towards banned sites and blocked contents by various Indian internet service providers (ISPs).

 60800200 kmx3kyli Anonymous retaliates against internet censorship in India

One way to retaliate against governance censorship of the internet is to hack the sites of the organizations/companies that support censorship.  Anonymous, an internet activist group, has been hacking into various sites and temporarily disabling them to express their frustration towards banned sites and blocked contents by various Indian internet service providers (ISPs).

Recently the Indian government approved the Ashok Kumar order which was designed to protect copyrighted music and films in India.  However, Anonymous claims that the implemented policy has an indirect effect on people to don’t pirate copyrighted contents on the internet. 

Sites such as Pastebin, Piratebay, and Dailymotion are currently banned or blocked by India's ISPs, and Anonymous claims that copyright infringements based on users who post pirated contents do not reflect the “common man” that use the sites to share a lot of necessary non-copyrighted contents. 

“File sharing is the lifeline of the internet, that’s why it came into being,” says tomgeorge in the Anonymous’ chat room. 

Anonymous’ method of retaliation may not be viewed as civilized, but the group argues that the Indian government isn’t concern with how private organizations are censoring India’s internet. 

“We are not protesting arbitrary, extra-judicial censorship, where not even the government knows—or cares—who controls what,” says @anamikanon, an Anonymous member.

In addition cyber guerilla warfare through DDOS attacks, Anonymous has also been spotted in various parts of India in masks and holding up anti-censorship signs.  According to the BBC, the group intend to continue its protest and hacking attacks until the Indian government lifts restrictions that Anonymous deems unfair.