watch it: “Don’t Copy That 2 – COMING SOON!”

If you remember floppies, then you probably remember “Don’t Copy That Floppy” and “anti-piracy hero MC Double Def DP.” Yes, kiddies, that was the kind of condescension your elders had to put up with in the wild pioneer days of the digital age, back in the early 90s. But you’re in for a new taste of the badness and cluelessness:

Get that through your thick skulls: If you download movies, Dick Cheney will send jackbooted thugs to your house to arrest your mom, and you will go to jail and get raped by murderous felons who can put up with everything but child molesters and jailhouse tattoo artists who infringe upon copyright with their stolen anime designs.

This isn’t a joke, alas: someone thinks this will be effective in stopping piracy.

The SIAA should probably target Johnny Depp, for making piracy look so damn cool…

(The IT Crowd — which I mean to get around to watching soon — sent up this kind of stuff. The link goes to a YouTube video, but it’s not embeddable, which I find sort of ironic: do you want it go viral, or not?)

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