It is an unprecedented boneheaded move that a French company, Early Flicker, or E-Flicker, is certain to regret. They have registered the Anonymous headless man logo and the slogan “We are Anonymous, We do not forgive, We do not forget. Expect us” with the French National Institute of Industrial Property. Apparently, E-Flicker plans to profit from merchandising; it also gives them the right to take action against anyone else who uses the logo.
Needless to say, Anonymous is not happy: “Their arrogance and ignorance of what they have done will not go unpunished,” Anonymous promised in a YouTube video. “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down any business they have going on the internet and the ninety nine per cent will not stop until the registration has been revoked and a public apology has been made.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.”
So far, pickapop.fr, E-Flicker’s website, appears to remain online, but I’m sure they can expect some mischief shortly. We’ll see how this plays out. Here’s the video:Anonymous speaks