Anti-Piracy Movie Sequel ReleasedAdded: Monday, February 14th, 2011
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Finally released “Don’t Copy That Floppy” sequel video warned of hilarious prison tattoos and women fighting back anti-file-sharing police officers. Besides, the movie used testimonial from Jeremiah Mondello, convicted for 4 years in prison for trading pirated software on eBay, and blurred the line between commercial and non-commercial piracy.
There was some hilarious anti-piracy PSA dated 1992, where a rapper was singing “Don’t copy that floppy”, which was an attempt to scare people out of creating illegal software copies when file-sharing networks hasn’t existed.
Later, the Software & Information Industry Association promised a sequel that never materialized until now. However, the trailer the organization released at the time featured outlandish images like a mother of a teen file-sharer armed with a rolling pin, fighting off cops, as well as a guy convicted for file-sharing, making a tattoo to his fellow inmate.
Today the sequel in question is finally released, but it’s anything but the fun video they think it is. Those outlandish scenes are included into “Don’t Copy That 2?. It seems like the creators have apparently removed the word “floppy” from the title, because floppy disks are virtually extinct.
Moreover, the producers trot out Jeremiah Mondello, which blurs the line between commercial and non-commerical piracy. Actually, rights owners do this all the time, as copyright legislation is supposed to punish individuals who actually profit from the infringing activities.
The only problem with featuring Mondello in the movie is that he has nothing to do with unauthorized file-sharing, discouraged in the video. Mondello is currently serving 4 years in prison sentence. He was convicted for stealing bank account information, which was used to create over 40 fictitious eBay and PayPal identities, which were later used to sell bootleg software. Over the first three years of his operation, he had reportedly earned over $300,000 in unauthorized software sales. As you can understand, that’s not the right example to compare to a teen sharing a couple of films and music tracks on the Internet.
In fact, the real problem of software developers is that they stubbornly refuse to benefit from using the Internet. Instead, they should realize that online piracy simply gives them a global audience which may want to purchase their new products.
February 14th,2011Posted by:
Monday, February 14th, 2011
|I Liked the article but I'm going to be honest I wouldn't pay for programs not if I can get them for free|
|i pay for programs but not when they are 500 plus like Microsoft office products for examples and they wonder why people pirate there products. like the billionaires need more money. get the hell out of here||
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