Gene Simmons Declares War on Anonymous

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The real question to me is can he really find out who took down his site?

CJ1145:

JoshTheater:
In this particular case I'm gonna side with Anonymous. Gene Simmons sounds like a giant tool. Sue every kid who ever downloaded a song? You, sir, are an idiot, and you had this coming for making such an ass-backwards ignorant statement.

Sounds like somebody enjoys their illegal free music...

I'm on Simmon's side here. If I had to pick whether 4chan or Gene Simmons was allowed to exist, it's Simmons every time. Sorry Anonymous, but you're just a bit too fucktarded for me.

I am so glad you can't pick. Anonymous is a culture, gene is an idiot.

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

Either we're looking at a good performance, or a one-scene amateur hour with an abrupt ending.

I'm pretty sure Anon will win, per usual. People threaten them everyday. I doubt this will be much different.

Irresistible Force meets Immovable Object? This should prove interesting.

you'd honestly have a better chance of stopping the wind than stopping the legion anon.

This will be fun :D

Why can I see this call out ending in strange bank transactions from Simmions to a GUM clinic for no apparent reason other than some Anon thought it'd be funny.

Anon, bringer of doom, farter of popcorn.

I'm all for protecting your works but people really blow this out of proportion. I seriously doubt anyone's been reduced to panhandling because some teens downloaded a bunch of Justin Bieber CDs. While I don't endorse this sort of thing, I haven't forgotten that the music industry was involved in a huge price-fixing scam years ago. Both sides are villains as I see it.

EcoEclipse:
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

Either we're looking at a good performance, or a one-scene amateur hour with an abrupt ending.

I'm pretty sure Anon will win, per usual. People threaten them everyday. I doubt this will be much different.

I have a suggestion for Gene somewhat along those lines, why not look at the track record Scientology has trying to track down Anonymous. He can pretty much see where his little row is going by looking at the track record of everyone whose tried to catch the legion.

Now, I'm not on anybodies side save mine, which is the side that is mildly interested in seeing how this turns out. I agree that the music industry suffers greatly because of downloading and its unfortunate, but rather than go out and boisterously threaten people Gene, playing your cards close to your chest and keeping a tight lip works better than obstreperously declaring yourself. Doesn't Yahtzee always say its a bad idea to telegraph one's attack?

BigEaZyE:

Worgen:
well so much for liking simmons, he sounds like a pretty big dick

Ya, he's a total dick for vowing to go after people who are engaged in illegal activities, including attacking his own site. He should learn that these crimes don't hurt anybody, and that poor college kids can't afford to buy music so should be given it for free.

Oh wait...

No, he's a total dick for wanting to crush every last one of their lives. That makes him a freaking Bond villain.

* casually sits on the side of anon*

*waits for simmons organs to be smeared on the wall and the inevitable meme invention that will follow*

Also, from what I can see, this is like Dr.doom vs lex luthor

Seriously, sue the pants off of everyone who downloads a clip? What a load of fucking bullshit.

Saboten:
The real question to me is can he really find out who took down his site?

I don't think so.

Oh, this is gonna be fun.

Mcface:

cobrausn:
Well, Simmons doesn't half-ass anything. I expect this to be a good show.

They have already DDOS a ton of his partner sites, found a sex tape where he cheats on his girlfriend/wife thingy, with a girl who wont even kiss him, despite him trying, and they plan on doing more.

Pretty sure he's lost..

Sauce on this info?

Yeah good luck Gene... I can't see this ending well, his career as a mediocre rock star will only help him so much.

JeanLuc761:

BigEaZyE:
People already aren't paying attention to the fact that it's illegal to download music/movies because it's largely uninforced. Think threatening them with a $20 fine is going to change that?

Provide a few examples of people getting fucked over as a concequence and provide proof of the ability to track down who does, and suddenly a lot less people will take the chance.

Those who still do have made their own decision. They know the concequence, and have chosen a course of action anyway. I have no sympathy.

The current (my) generation of 15-28 year olds need to learn that they can and should be held responsible for their own actions, something society has done a shit poor job of doing recently.

Don't get me wrong, I don't support piracy (exception to the rule being when something is impossible to attain any other way). However, it is a completely overblown reaction to ruin the lives of people who steal even 10 songs (a grand worth of $10).

Same goes for the court cases where a woman was sued $2,000,000 for sharing 24 songs. That sort of punishment is beyond excessive; it's impossibly greedy.

First, BigEaZyE, your point is an excellent one (u da man!)

Second, JeanLuc761, ur point is a widely shared but slighty missinformed opinion (really trying not to put u down or anything of the sort)
most people seem to be under the impression that the lawsuits or jailtime are a response to the monitary amount or quantity of songs pirated, truth is is has nothing to do with the worth of the songs but the charge of "copywrite infringment" (a criminal charge where million dollar fines and jail time ARE appropriate sentencing), your not being charged with a 99cent internet theft your charged with violating a contracted term of intellectual property,
but you have a bunch of 15-28 year olds with not only an incomplete understanting of law but also a user friendly method of pirating, but tools that allow folks to commit a crime more easily doesn't and shouldn't make the sentencing any less severe, when handguns were invernted the sentencing for a murder charge wasn't lessened just because the crime became easier to commit (and no, im not saying piracy is the same as murder, im just using murder-law as a way to illustrate my point, piracy is not murder)

Mucinex-D:

Mcface:

cobrausn:
Well, Simmons doesn't half-ass anything. I expect this to be a good show.

They have already DDOS a ton of his partner sites, found a sex tape where he cheats on his girlfriend/wife thingy, with a girl who wont even kiss him, despite him trying, and they plan on doing more.

Pretty sure he's lost..

Sauce on this info?

google Gene Simmons Sex tape
and Gene Simmons 4chan attack

I would post links, but it links to a porn site, and that would probably result in a suspension.

*grabs the popcorn.

This should be fun to watch.
Someone record it and put it on youtube so we don't have to pay Gene to watch the fight.

He's screwed. They are Anonymous, they do not forgive, they do not forget.
Seriously though, he will find one or two guys and his site will be hammered into oblivion. I wouldn't be surprised if an excessive amount of Guy Fawkes masks are seen around his house.

No matter who loses, we all win. This is going to be hilarious either way.

a lot of people go on about anonymous just being teens causing minor trouble such as downloading a few songs. You could actually try reading up on them. What they've done goes from minor pranks to full on racism, and illegal hacking. And everything in between.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous_(group) Read up before you choose a side.

The Austin:

Azaraxzealot:

The Austin:

Legion:
Good luck to him. I am getting sick of this "Don't mess with Anonymous" fear that so many people seem to feel.

As am I. While I respect Anonymous's noble attempts, such as "Cheer Up Keanu" day, for the most part Anonymous is a terrible, terrible thing. I hope Mr. Simmons succeeds.

this is basically what "i" was trying to say before people assumed i was a fox news junkie who got a hard-on whenever someone says "Obama is a socialist"

this is why internet trolls should really suffer... it's not that i want to see piracy be taken away (i rather like not having to make life decisions when i want to listen to the latest Megadeth album) i want them to stop abusing their power and taking down anyone who slightly angers them... because that makes them dangerous in more ways than one

Agreed. Anon has hacked peoples' bank accounts because they think it's funny.

Anon must die.

Source on this claim?

Robot Overlord:

The Austin:

Azaraxzealot:

The Austin:

Legion:
Good luck to him. I am getting sick of this "Don't mess with Anonymous" fear that so many people seem to feel.

As am I. While I respect Anonymous's noble attempts, such as "Cheer Up Keanu" day, for the most part Anonymous is a terrible, terrible thing. I hope Mr. Simmons succeeds.

this is basically what "i" was trying to say before people assumed i was a fox news junkie who got a hard-on whenever someone says "Obama is a socialist"

this is why internet trolls should really suffer... it's not that i want to see piracy be taken away (i rather like not having to make life decisions when i want to listen to the latest Megadeth album) i want them to stop abusing their power and taking down anyone who slightly angers them... because that makes them dangerous in more ways than one

Agreed. Anon has hacked peoples' bank accounts because they think it's funny.

Anon must die.

Source on this claim?

Encyclopedia Dramatica, and TheAmazingAthiest.

Much as I don't agree with Gene's and the RIAA's attitude on downloading on some parts, I can definitely appreciate and am excited about where this is going.
This is definitely a chance for Anonymous to show what they are made of, and hopefully it is more than just weak-ass-yesterday's-news DDOS attacks.

lemby117:
Who is this anonymous?

Perfect crisi-tunity to use this video.

oh this should be fun

I, for one, am rooting for Anon.

Gene is probably just pissed because he's already earned money on eveything else and can't afford to cover his house with gold because people use things like TPB or Spotify to listen to his songs...

Also, I saw the South Park episode where Cartman makes that Christian rock band, which also has a little side-story about Stan, Kyle and Kenny being arrested for downloading music, and it pretty much sums up my opinion on file-sharing on the internet.

If some company makes $100.000.000 instead og $200.000.000. i'm not shedding a single tear fro them.

Oh man, this will be cool. Even though I don't support piracy, I'll still have to side Anonymous on this one. I mean I've used the internet for a song or two. Screw the MPAA and WMG, they keep deleting my favorite songs from Youtube.

MrScandinavia:
I, for one, am rooting for Anon.

Gene is probably just pissed because he's already earned money on eveything else and can't afford to cover his house with gold because people use things like TPB or Spotify to listen to his songs...

Also, I saw the South Park episode where Cartman makes that Christian rock band, which also has a little side-story about Stan, Kyle and Kenny being arrested for downloading music, and it pretty much sums up my opinion on file-sharing on the internet.

If some company makes $100.000.000 instead og $200.000.000. i'm not shedding a single tear fro them.

Also, give this guy a medal. This is exactly what I meant.

Hope Gene Simmons wins. Stealing songs is a dick move. I might not have as many songs on my iPod as others, but at least I did it the right way.

BigEaZyE:

JeanLuc761:

BigEaZyE:

Worgen:
well so much for liking simmons, he sounds like a pretty big dick

Ya, he's a total dick for vowing to go after people who are engaged in illegal activities, including attacking his own site. He should learn that these crimes don't hurt anybody, and that poor college kids can't afford to buy music so should be given it for free.

Oh wait...

He's a dick for saying that he wants people to lose their homes, lose their lives and put them in jail for downloading a song that's worth $0.99

People already aren't paying attention to the fact that it's illegal to download music/movies because it's largely uninforced. Think threatening them with a $20 fine is going to change that?

Provide a few examples of people getting fucked over as a concequence and provide proof of the ability to track down who does, and suddenly a lot less people will take the chance.

Those who still do have made their own decision. They know the concequence, and have chosen a course of action anyway. I have no sympathy.

The current (my) generation of 15-28 year olds need to learn that they can and should be held responsible for their own actions, something society has done a shit poor job of doing recently.

I think that is just cruel not fair. One guy downloading songs getting sued for a million is not justice it is just wrong. The punishment must fit the crime and that is not justice in any shape or form. To threaten rape on people who download music is kinda sick.

The first experiance I had with anon was actually pretty positive. Still, I have also heard of the many times they have taken things to far. So, really do not care at all about what takes place here.

El Gostro:

Has anyone beaten anonymous?

Scientology still exists, they weren't "destroyed" as was the original threat? Though, the lulz had at the protests was awesomeness

Wait a minute, Gene makes all his money of merchandise, not actual music. You can't download a Kiss Kasket.

Sorry Gene, I don't think you have a dog in this fight.

This won't end well.

At all. Didn't someone else "Declare war" on Anon?

Greyfox105:
After seeing Gene's side of this, I actually hope Anonymous wins.
Or both feth off to another dimension, never to be seen again.
Along with a load of other people.
Even if I have to open the warp gate by sacrificing myself >.>

I love your 40k-ness.~<3

Mind if I be your Lord, oh Sorcerer?

But as far this whole thing goes: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I'll say this right now, I fucking LOVE Anonymous. While not exactly a /b/tard, (I'm more of a fa/tg/uy.) I do keep track of everything the asshole of the internet does, and I have to say, I approve of most, if not all of their 'conflicts' and projects. A lot of people who provoke them have it coming, and to provoke them on purpose to retaliate to them is usually dealt with by goatse spam.

And guys, I can tell you.

I think goatse spam beats...just about anything.

EDIT: Keep in mind they already may have landed Gene in trouble with his family life. They found a video of him cheating on his girl. All Gene has done is 'found' a few people. ...He must have back-traced them.

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