The Anonymous masks (aka V For Vendetta Mask) are favorites with the crowd, and the masks seem to be growing in popularity. The Anonymous masks are donned around the world.
If you’ve been glancing at the headline news for the past several months, you are probably aware of the group called Anonymous (plural). They are best known for their association with international computer hacktivism. Their protests are sometimes against anti-digital piracy campaigns by motion picture and recording industry trade associations. (Hint.)
Who would have ever guessed that this group would have been on the cover of Time magazine in 2012? Anonymous hacktivists are “The 100 Most Influential People in the World”. Impressive.
And the story of Anonymous is filled with irony, as life often is.
The masks worn by the world’s most famous group of hacker-anarchists have become best sellers in America, and even some countries in Europe. What is the irony? The masks are copyrighted, and the profits go to a company that the group is in opposition with — Time -Warner — a major motion picture association. In other words, their enemy is getting profits from the masks.
It all started with a comic book series (Vertigo, DC Comics) in the 1980′s, which was titled V for Vendetta. In this series, a mysterious masked revolutionary who calls himself “V” works to destroy the totalitarian government, profoundly affecting the people he encounters.
This movie is considered to be a classic with movie viewers.