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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:48 PM

Instead of bending to hacker ransom, Radiohead donates proceeds from stolen recordings to Extinction

Published 2 mins ago on June 11, 2019

By Common Dreams

In a show of what campaigners called “unprecedented support” for the global climate action movement, British rock band Radiohead turned a ransom demand by hackers into an opportunity to support the growing Extinction Rebellion movement.

After an unnamed hacker stole 18 previously-unreleased recordings from files owned by lead singer Thom Yorke, the band announced that it would not pay the $150,000 the hacker was demanding for ransom.

Instead of allowing the hacker to release the material, Radiohead released the recordings itself on the music platform Bandcamp, allowing listeners to buy the songs for £18 ($23), with all proceeds going to the global grassroots organization Extinction Rebellion.

“Instead of complaining—much—or ignoring it, we’re releasing all 18 hours on Bandcamp in aid of Extinction Rebellion,” Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood wrote on social media.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/instead-of-bending-to-hacker-ransom-radiohead-donates-proceeds-from-stolen-recordings-to-extinction-rebellion/

Radiohead gave Extinction Rebellion permission to use this video.........................

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turbinetree Jun 11 OP
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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:12 PM

1. That's seriously putting the money where their mouths are.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:22 PM

2. outstanding

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:27 PM

3. And now the hacker/thief's ransom is for naught


Poor thing, who will be their next target???


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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:29 PM

4. Brilliant

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 04:53 PM

5. Still I hope they go after the hackers and serve Radio Head justice.

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