We did not bother you with Anonymous and/or WikiLeaks for a while at diablog. You, in that case, means Glynsky. But the following might interest our grumpy top dog even.
For a while, a documentary has been in the making with the title:
Old school hackers might object to the title, claiming Anonymous are not “hacktivists” in the traditional sense. But this is one of the goals of the documentary, to find out what Anonymous is, or is not. If that can be answered.
Trailers of the movie have been online for a while. This weekend though the full movie became available on Youtube
. You can find it here
and probably in a bunch of other places too.
It is obvious, that a movie about Anonymous would find its way online. As far as I can tell, plenty of copies have been made already, and no DMCA take-down notice or any other way will make it go away.
And I guess, the creators of the movie are not trying to.
The version on Youtube supposedly is six months old and not the final cut. For example, it lacks the FBI part of the LulzSec story, the arrests, etc.
But it is worth seeing. It is informative, full of personal stories and interviews, and – as far as I can tell from far outside – gives you a detailed, accurate picture. But have a look yourself. The least you will gain is some understanding of the online world and social networks in general.
Will the unofficial, maybe even illegal, release hurt the business? Will people watch online instead of seeing the final version in movie theaters, paying for it?
I doubt it.
Screening dates for the movie are making the rounds, you can find them here:
and various anons announced via twitter and elsewhere, that they ill attend screenings, will watch the movie, pay for it, and – naturally – be part of the spectacle, which can be expected to take place at movie theaters.
And that is an experience, the pirated version cannot deliver.
Enjoy the preview, and go see the movie.