Andy Cox, website designer

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Date: 2001

Region: North America

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Electronic Media


Artist: Andy Cox (http://twcdc.com)

Confronting Bodies: Citibank

Date of Action: 2001

Location: The Internet

Description of Artwork: Andy Cox constructed two web sites: citibank-global-domination.com and citigroup-global-domination.com as part of the Rainforest Action Network's global day of action against Citibank. These sites were copies of the real sites except some of the links went to sites documenting Citigroup's involvement with environmental abuses.

The Incident: Citigroup invoked the Digital Millenium Copright law to force Andy Cox's web hosting company to take down the sites, as well as all other sites hosted by the artist that were nothing to do with Citibank.

Results of Incident: The sites were shut down, but covered by The New York Times.

Source: NCAC, www.twcdc.com