Anonymous picks up garbage to protest Japanese download laws
News On Japan via zdnet.com -- Jul 11
As expected, the hacktivist group Anonymous has suddenly become a proponent of litter removal in Tokyo, Japan. Yes, it's a publicity stunt, but at least it's a passive one: on Saturday morning, approximately 80 masked men and women participated in Operation Anonymous Cleaning Service. The goal of the PR move was simple: to protest Japan's recently-revised laws for illegal downloading.
This is the first event that Anonymous Japan has ever hosted. Changes to the country's copyright law, made on June 20, have brought some of the group's members out of their homes and into the streets, garbage bags in hand.
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