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'Don't Copy That 2' anti-piracy propoganda hits YouTube

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Sep 2009 17:22 User comments (11)

'Don't Copy That 2' anti-piracy propoganda hits YouTube In 1992, the Software & Information Industry Association (previously the SPA), released the now infamous (and frankly ridiculous) Don't copy that floppy anti-piracy propaganda video, warning against the dangers of copying software and games. The video features a dancing rapper by the name of MC Double Def DP (Disc Protector).
This month, the group has released the long-awaited sequel, dubbed Don't Copy That 2, and it is available on YouTube in full HD glory. The video remains extremely corny, just like the original, but this time features a college kid who downloads and burns all the latest music albums. There is also a SWAT team and Klingons.

Well worth the watch and the laugh if nothing else. It's not just a copy it's a crime!



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11 user comments

112.9.2009 17:29

It's also important to note that the jailed guy posted at the end of the sequel STOLE paypal accounts to SELL pirated software online, therefore committing FRAUD among other crimes. The SIIA should be ashamed trying to pass him off as a regular Joe who just downloaded music for free. The man was a real criminal and deserves everyday he spends in jail.

212.9.2009 19:42

Ah, 1992, when Return to Zork for the PC came on 20 floppy disks!
Lets see what else..um..infocom games, Amiga scene, Sierra games like Kings Quest 6, Willy Beamish, and Wasteland. Good times.

312.9.2009 23:15

Everything is a copy of everything as everything is buffered in one way or form to be consumed.

Illicit profit is wrong but shearing will never be.

412.9.2009 23:35

Originally posted by windsong:
Ah, 1992, when Return to Zork for the PC came on 20 floppy disks!
Lets see what else..um..infocom games, Amiga scene, Sierra games like Kings Quest 6, Willy Beamish, and Wasteland. Good times.

Sony million dollar unbeatable copy protection that was defeated with a marker.

513.9.2009 3:48

Further evidence that the entertainment industry is completely and utterly out of touch with the people they're trying to sell a product to.

613.9.2009 14:31

"The more you copy, the less there will be"

Since this video came out the Video game industry has exploded and people have still been copying/d'loading games for decades and we still get more and more games. This video is so full of shit it's pathetic. I've also never wanted to slap the eye liner off of someone so hard in my whole life. That guy made me want to kill him.
lol

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 Sep 2009 @ 14:38

713.9.2009 14:35

Originally posted by jookycola:
"The more you copy, the less there will be"

Since this video came out the Video game industry has exploded and people have still been copying/d'loading games for decades and we still get more and more games. This video is so full of shit it's pathetic.
Well the train of thought is if everyone copied there would be no media.

But more correctly media will change to something more balanced as so they can sell stuff to the populace, and because of that balancing act copying and downloading that garners no profit should be a right.

813.9.2009 14:51

But people hack the Xbox 360,& PSP and load them up with pirated games everyday. The neither systems game market has dried up. It's a fallacy. If someone DL's a game the company didn't lose profit, because that person was not going to go buy the game anyway.

913.9.2009 14:55

Originally posted by jookycola:
But people hack the Xbox 360,& PSP and load them up with pirated games everyday. The neither systems game market has dried up. It's a fallacy. If someone DL's a game the company didn't lose profit, because that person was not going to go buy the game anyway.

Pretty much but at the same time if everyone or the majority did media would be greatly reduced.

But can you really make the majority get stuff for free over buying, I think buying/consuming is just to ingrained in humanity.

1013.9.2009 17:27

Damn one million dollar rewards for copy right infringement etc thats pretty kewl.
i have to say i was amazed at the companies that were behind these videos like in the old one u had Macromedia, adobe and pixar that is pretty kewl and the new one it was better than the first kinda like an upgrade version of the first got rid of the bugs but still as corny :)

1113.9.2009 21:47

I am so making a site called "Warez Weasel".

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