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“Don’t Copy that Floppy!” Part 2 Coming Soon?

“Don’t Copy that Floppy!” Part 2 Coming Soon?

Hilarious anti-piracy PSA from 1992 to be updated this summer?

A few years back I posted a a hilarious anti-piracy PSA with a rapper singing “Don’t Copy that Floppy!” in an attempt to scare young people out of making unlawful software copies in the pre-file-sharing age.

Well, it seems somebody over at the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is undeterred by the outlandish claims and laughable attempts to scare kids the first time around and is in the process of releasing an update to “Don’t Copy that Floppy!”

“Anti-piracy hero MC Double Def DP will return in the summer of 2009 to drop some more knowledge on would-be pirates in the sequel to 1992’s “Don’t Copy That Floppy!” reads a post on a YouTube video submitted by AntiSoftwarePirates.

Now the video is so laughable that I had to double check several times to make sure it was directly linked to the SIIA website, which it is.

Here’s just a few of the odd attempts to scare file-sharing kids….

A. Mother of teen file-sharer in hair curlers fighting swat team cop off with rolling pin in kitchen…

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B. Male file-sharer in prison cell tattooing fellow inmate…

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The latter one’s my personal favorite, hinting as though a judge would actually sentence a teenager to hard time for downloading a game illegally. If the final “Don’t Copy that Floppy!”is anything like this teaser we’re all in a for a real treat.

Watch the whole thing for yourself. What’s your favorite scene?

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[Hat Tip]

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
Gamer8585
Gamer8585

"hinting as though a judge would actually sentence a teenager to hard time for downloading a game illegally." Yeah that kind of thing really annoys me. Copyright infringement is handled under civil law, not criminal. A judge can't send someone to jail unless they've been convicted of a CRIME. Civil torts don't count.

alive2dive
alive2dive

I'm not getting this!?/?? Is this a joke or are you telling me that somebody is making a real campaign with this!?? No. Can't be. Right?

Cordelia
Cordelia

That really convinced me! I will burn my hardrives of 2 TB films and write a letter of confession to the MRIAA, IPRED, HADOPI and sincerely ask for their forgiveness. I'll give them my address and real IP address so that they can come visit me and help me to check my computer for any copyrighted material I might have missed. (They can't be serious about that!!! Nobody's going to be convinced by a rap song

Signa
Signa

I'm glad he defined what "DP" stood for, because I was about to make a double penetration joke. One which would have been made a lot more funny with his "wut? wut?" (in the butt)

mal greenborg
mal greenborg

Pre-digital? 1992? I think you should edit that. All software IS digital. We not only copied floppies, we hosted the images on our bulletin boards. All of it digital.

DrewWilson
DrewWilson

Uuuugghhh. Where does one begin with this?

soulxtc
soulxtc

The video for that “wut? wut?” (in the butt) still haunts me.....

soulxtc
soulxtc

I meant to say "pre-P2P"....THX for the heads up :)



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