The idiotic French t-shirt maker Early Flicker, owned by Apollinaire Auffret, has dropped its attempt to trademark the Anonymous hacking collective’s logo and slogan after Anonymous attacked the company’s website. The conclusion to this story was entirely predictable.
Shortly after the news broke, Anonymous posted a video on YouTube in which their characteristically-anonimized voice intoned, “Their arrogance and ignorance of what they have done will not go unpunished…Anonymous will take down any business they have going on the internet.”
As of now the site is still down, with Anonymous pledging to keep attacking the company until its trademark application is completely withdrawn.
In an online statement, Auffret claimed that Early Flicker only sells “2 or 3 items” per day, but that certainly wouldn’t stop his company from profiting off of an Anonymous trademark.
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