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‘Don’t Copy that Floppy!’

‘Don’t Copy that Floppy!’

Hilarious PSA from 1992 with a rapper singing “Don’t Copy that Floppy!” Get ready to hit the floor laughing.

I about fell out of my chair laughing when I saw this PSA direct from 1992, not only because it reminded me about how cheesy we used to dress, but also how funny it is that the argument is the same now as it was back then.

What’s strange is to think of how much different things were back then, a time before the internet, if you can imagine it, and before P2P and file-sharing services like BitTorrent.

Even without P2P apparently illegal “file-copying” was a big concern, which makes me wonder what they would’ve thought if you told them about how the world would be in the year 2007.

In any event, here’s the PSA video, be prepared to laugh.

“DON’T COPY THAT FLOPPY”

Jared Moya
I've been interested in P2P since the early, high-flying days of Napster and KaZaA. I believe that analog copyright laws are ill-suited to the digital age, and that art and culture shouldn't be subject to the whims of international entertainment industry conglomerates. Twitter | Google Plus
mountain_rage
mountain_rage

Common those are modern I still have a 5 inch drive lying around somewhere with some 5inch disk software.

meyou123
meyou123

Yeah good 'ol "Don't coppy that floppy". It is a hilarious video even if it is a bit dated.

soulxtc
soulxtc

I like how he talks about the survival of "Oregon Trail"

bobhss
bobhss

Wow. Almost 8 minutes to tell me to not copy floppies otherwise someone won't get paid. Linux guys get paid? I think I copied that floppy (or CD/DVD image). The programmers of 1992 would be in for quite a surprise if snatched out of 1992 and brought to 2007. What a time warp.

soulxtc
soulxtc

I lie how they were also playing "Oregon Trail"

Signa
Signa

WELCOME TO THE END OF THE COMPUTER AGE! MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

meyou123
meyou123

Here is an updated version from a consumer perspective they can sing about....try..."That DRM baby is drivin'me CRAZY!"...or mabye..."if you wanna SUE ...start with YOU!"

Miniver
Miniver

Wasn't Neverwinter Nights released in 2002? Ten years in development? That's either an incredibly long time for product development or a really inaccurate dating of the PSA.

soulxtc
soulxtc

Neverwinter night? I don't know what you're talking about but the music and the outfits speaks for themselves.............they're definitely not from 2002 :)

DougTheBug
DougTheBug

I've been pondering how to bring about "The end of the computer age." Kinda miss the old days. So.... I am going to find a 3.5" drive and bulk floppies. Anyone want a copy of MS-DOS 6.2?

djpate
djpate

I wonder how they distributed that video back in 1992. Almost 10 Minutes of video without divx encryption had to be a lot of Mb...



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