A French t-shirt company has brazenly picked a fight with one of the world’s fiercest hacker groups. Anonymous, known for crippling the world’s most secure websites (including the FBI’s), has vowed revenge against apparel company, Early Flicker, who registered the hacker group’s logo as their own intellectual property.
“Their arrogance and ignorance of what they have done will not go unpunished,” promised Anonymous, in a YouTube video (below). “Anonymous will take down any business they have going on the internet and the ninety nine per cent will not stop until the registration has been revoked and a public apology has been made. The name of Anonymous will not be the whore of the world.”
Even if E-Flicker managed to escape the wrath of hackers, the logo is already registered under a Creative Commons intellectual property license, according to a tweet from an Anonymous account:
To these copyright trolls: About all
#Anonymous logos are already licensed under creative commons. So good luck with getting a trademark.
— AnonymousIRC (@AnonymousIRC) August 1, 2012
We doubt Anonymous will wait for a cease and desist notice. Just remember not to blink, fight fans, this knockout could come quicker than a bout between Mike Tyson and Richard Simmons.