Name: Citibank websites by Andy Cox

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumElectronic Media

Artist: Andy Cox (

Confronting Bodies: Citibank

Date of Action: 2001

Specific Location: The Internet

Description of Artwork: Andy Cox constructed two web sites: and 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.

Description of 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,

Submitted By: NCAC

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