Quotes: Streisand Effect
"An injunction is a very expensive way to make sure a very boring story reaches the maximum number of people"
—Jeremy Clarkson, Have I Got News for You
You do realize no one gave a single solitary shit about this movie until you guys started attacking it, right? Now everyone will go see the movie out of curiosity and/or patriotism!
"ITN have been hurriedly going around trying to remove it from YouTube and people keep putting it back up. So now we've broadcast it! Fuck you, ITN!"
"The lawsuit eventually fell through, although not before ensuring that millions of people stared in confusion at an innocuous photo of Barbra Streisand's backyard. The offending site is still active today, complete with the original photo and a new page containing links to every news story about the spectacle, transcripts of everything Streisand's lawyers sent and a note basically telling her to go fuck herself. Not to mention as a final insult, she was court ordered to pay their legal fees."
"I'm thinking of putting a superinjunction on next year's tour dates, because it does seem a very effective way of getting the word out."
“When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”
"You better download as much free porn as you can before the all-powerful Beyoncé calls up Al Gore and tells him to pull the plug and shut down the entire Internet, because SANS PHOTOSHOP pictures of her face are out there. The Internet was good while it lasted, but we dun goofed."
—Michael K., "RIP the Internet"
"I think you can see this is not an innocent developer being attacked and abused by some YouTuber out to profiteer from their hard work. This is a developer who has repeatedly acted in an underhanded way, and continues to do so to this very day. A developer that not only cannot take criticism, but actively goes out to censor it with the sole purpose of selling as many copies of their wretched disaster of a game as possible."
"The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it."
— John Gilmore
"...and right before that I had a meeting where someone said, “How does it feel to be banned from MTV?” I was like, excuse me? Now I think my career’s over. I remember talking to Heidi Robinson, Rick’s publicist, and she said, “No, no! Now you’re the forbidden fruit; now you’re really gonna sell some records!”"
—Sir Mix-a-Lot, on MTV banning Baby Got Back