I know that you can't really "join" Anonymous but I just wanted to know if it is illegal to kind of be a member of the Anonymous. This is just for general knowledge!
Answer by JordanV · Feb 23, 2012 at 02:54 AM
The KKK and NeoNazis exist in America still and are protected by the law to do so. So no its not illegal. Its just when you push the barrier and break the law when it becomes illegal. You can support them all you want and join them.
Answer by catchatyou · Feb 22, 2012 at 06:01 PM
I wouldn't consider it illegal (in America at least). America has freedom of speech, so you can run around in a parking lot saying something stupid (out of context) like, "I'm your father" repeatedly, and people would just think you're stupid or mentally challenged, but the police wouldn't arrest you for something like that.
I'm not sure about UK's law, but I'm sure there's something just like it.
Answer by osiris · Feb 22, 2012 at 06:55 PM
I don't think it's illegal to go round saying you support them, put the mask up as your avatar etc (not in the UK anyway - and lets face it, you could just say you like the film V for Vendetta...) but if you start joining in with their DDOS attacks then there are a few laws you could fall foul of here, although you'd have to be pretty unlucky to be done for it
Answer by Razor512 · Feb 22, 2012 at 11:56 PM
conceptually speaking, there is no way to join anon as it is not a group. It functions so well because no one knows anyone else and there is no chain of command, and no one can snitch on anyone else.
realistically speaking, Anonymous is a group named Anonymous (kinda like how the company sunbeam is not an actual sunbeam, but instead a random name). A group that can release a press statement about a planned course of action is not truly anonymous in terms of the definition.
Following the group "Anonymous" definition of who they are is the equivalent of 1 person saying
we the 8 billion people of earth agree that 1+1=3
Answer by TH3AnonPR0xY · Aug 06, 2012 at 08:20 AM
Its not illegal joining. Its only if you start joining in with their DDOS attacks and taking down networks such as playstation Network. Although, you guys are wrong! you CAN join anonymous. Just say to yourself you are in anonymous and agree with what they are doing. Thats it. Then your in. You dont have to hack anything.
Answer by ClosetFuturist · Aug 06, 2012 at 09:01 AM
No but by associating yourself with Anonymous some will think you lend your system to the cluster which would be illegal. Members of Anonymous also created that fake branch of internet that recently was shut down by the FBI. The DHS has been watching them for some time now. Just hanging out with them could bring about some stressful situations.
Answer by Cameron · Aug 06, 2012 at 05:09 PM
There is no "Organized Group" of Anonymous. As the creators of Anonymous have said, you are Anonymous. So NO Anonymous videos are fake, because everyone and anyone can join and claim themselves as Official "Members". For Example, if you and a few friends wanted to join, you could just say your in it and you are.....it's like there is "Branches" of Anonymous.
@TH3AnonPR0xY, there is no "official" account, as they are all Real.