NEW ATTACKS: Cyberrebels from Anonymous claim that they have attacked websites for the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection business center and the National Consumer Protection Week.
THE COMPLAINS: The protests relate to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. The treaty aims to halt intellectual property theft ? such as illegal film downloads ? but many activists fear its provisions could be used to prosecute trivial acts such as remixing music or making online video montages.
SATIRE: On Friday, the sites had been replaced with a violent German-language video satirizing the treaty.