It has come to our attention that the state of online music has been sabotaged by the fat hands of corporate involvement. For years now, we have watched as perfectly good companies such as Limewire and Jam Glue have come and gone; Their key innovations lost. We have watched as the music industry has released countless copy protection schemes designed to steal your freedom and safe-guard their profits.
These changes have lead to a world in which your enjoyment of music is controlled and billed by the minute.
In response, some individuals have fought to oppose this, but organizations like the RIAA have retaliated with lawsuits, the only way they know how. We've been forced to witness our most conspicuous fighters sued and made example of but anonymous has never been afraid of a scarecrow in a suit.
It is time Anonymous solved this little problem.
As of February 23, 2012, Anonymous has begun development on a new and open social music platform called Anontune. The platform is still in its infancy, but upon completion it will improve the way music is shared, discovered, and engaged.
Doubtless to say, this proposal will come as an outrage to some individuals but fear not: Anonymous has learned from the mistakes of it's predecessors . . . The rule is, not to besiege walled cities if it can possibly be avoided . . . To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; Dupreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. Thus Anontune will never host any copyrighted music at any time, nor will it be streaming music. It will not offer for download any copyrighted music or even encourage it. This is a new paradigm.
Rather than focus on the music itself Anontune will instead focus upon information about the music. Information like where music is being distributed, how it is being used, and how it is discovered. This information will place Anontune in a prime position for new research and innovations into online music.
The information can also be used to play and centralize pervasive music across the internet on one platform. Overtly, it will be seen as no different to any other infringing platform, covertly it will be fundamentally different and more similar to search engines or torrent trackers. Most importantly, this time the law will be on our side.
This approach should also negate most DMCA takedown notices whilst simultaneously ensuring the protection and confidentiality of our users. After all, this platform is ANONtune, fragments of identity are only important so long as it's beneficial and relevant to music.
To demonstrate the platform, we encourage you to discover for yourself our prototype which has been resurrected at www.anontune.com for interest. If you love music help the platform grow and together we will share that feeling. Music is too important to be hindered and there is still much to do.
But for now . . .
We are Anonymous.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Project payback was a start but it won't change anything in the long run. We need to think bigger. This is Operation Mozart. RIP mega upload, !@$# SOPA and ACTA.