Hacking collective Anonymous usually have a hard time making friends. They aren't the most popular kids on the playground, especially with the Big Business clique. Time Warner has a small soft spot for the group, though, because Time Warner makes money every time members of Anonymous gather for a protest. The New York Times reports the Guy Fawkes masks that members of Anonymous like so much are essentially owned by Time Warner.
Guy Fawkes was busted with 36 barrels of gunpowder under the British Parliament in 1605, in what is remembered as the Gunpowder Treason Plot. He was sentenced to death. His memory lives on every November 5, celebrated as Guy Fawkes Day in Great Britain.
The movie V For Vendetta came out in 2006, based off a graphic novel of the same name. Set in an alternate reality, it's about a man fighting against a totalitarian British government in an effort to restore his country to its former glory. Fawkes' face, and the rhyme remembering his failed plan, were central to imagery in the movie, and the graphic novel. "V," the main character, fights the government by causing as much chaos as humanly possible (via explosions, mostly), concealing his identity behind a Guy Fawkes mask. Sound familiar?