Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

July 8, 2009 -

If you illegally download software or music, your mom will be wrestled to the ground and arrested by a SWAT team - for cooking pasta.

That's just one of the apparent messages in a modern-day update of 1992's Don't Copy That Floppy.

The Software & Information Industry Association, which created the video, explains (sort of) in its YouTube description of the video:

Check out the trailer...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! Brought to you by SIIA (formerly SPA)

Via: ZeroPaid


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Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

There should be some law against making as bad commercials

as this... I felt my spleen ripple and die from the idiocy of this

ad. who can I sue?

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

If copying Data is a crime...

What would that make copying Grapes?
...Whine?

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

The worst part is, I spent most of the day thinking this was some brilliant satire, but it's real...

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

0.o Can I have that three minutes of my life back please?

"Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend. Do it in the name of Heaven, Jack Thompson'll justify it in the end." - nightwng2000

"Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend. Do it in the name of Heaven, Jack Thompson'll justify it in the end." - nightwng2000

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

*happily rips the video to show others*

 

Ahhahahahaha! 

 

*gasp, wheeze*

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

I especially love how they never make the distinction between things that exist to be copied. If it's a floppy ;) ... don't copy.

 

It's also funny how this is often called stealing. Stealing, as in .. taking something, and then you have it, while the original is gone. At least here, they openly admit it's "just" a copy. Nobdy got ripped off.

 

Nothing was taken "away".

If I stole this, that should still mean that you don't have it anymore, because I stole it. Right?

 

Anyway ... this grotesque ad is just outright hilarous, just like the old one. 

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

Okay, I'm confused. Do they want us to take piracy seriously or not?

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

I think they want us to pirate.

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

I wonder if they realize that our laws didn't fall out of the sky on a piece of stone? Well... Some people belive that I guess, but that's not the point. It's only a "crime" cause some guy was feeling greedy about his stuff. -_-

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

I normally don't download music or copy games, but this crap makes me want to do it just out of sillyness, lack of effort and insulting my intelligence like that!

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

Yeah, that has to be the lamest video I've seen in a while, and I have a 6 year-old daughter, so I regularly see lame crap on TV.

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

They've committed crimes against video production. Ahhhh, the lens flares!

GameSnooper

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

That was great.

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

In the original, the rapper warned about the "end of the computer age". I think DRM is one of those warning signals.

GameSnooper

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

He's releasing a sequel called 'Don't bugger that consumer up the arse'.

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

Ooooookkaaaayyy.

Is this trailer/Public service announcement directed to kids? If so they are trying to exploit or manipulate the minds of children. I mean look at the trailer, it shows a woman who is supposed to be the mother of a child being led in handcuffs bt some sort of LEO. They are pretty much telling kids "Do not copy disks or we'll take your mom and dad to jail". Hell you want more proof? listen to the rapper DP. His tone of voice and the lyrics sound like are almost giving you a lecture. Either they are going with shock value or I am growing a bit paranoid.

On a side note isn't this infomercial a bit hypocrite? They are using klingons at the end and there is not disclaimer that they are using their likenes with the consent of it's creators.

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

Yes there is. It says "Star Trek courtesy of CBS."
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I'm not under the affluence of incohol as some thinkle peep I am. I'm not half as thunk as you might drink. I fool so feelish I don't know who is me, and the drunker I stand here, the longer I get.


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I'm not under the affluence of incohol as some thinkle peep I am. I'm not half as thunk as you might drink. I fool so feelish I don't know who is me, and the drunker I stand here, the longer I get.

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

I think the SIIA is trying to jump on the train a little late... This was a Meme for a while within some circles and it was lampooned a couple times, from what I've seen. What they seem to be doing now is hoping for viral internet promotion and meme-ification to support their cause.

The original video was a joke, really. It goes on for quite a while with this rapper guy kind of dancing and rapping really awkwardly. It was only mildly popular before because it was just so damn stupid, even for its time.

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

Wow this will be just as effective as those anti drug commercials XP

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

Looks like the parody from The I.T. Crowd was slightly prescient!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALZZx1xmAzg

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I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

-------------------------------------------------- I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

That was pretty awesome.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
http://www.theeca.com/chapters_oklahoma

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

...Klingons.   Seriously, Klingons?  I mean...  Klingons, really?  Really?  Klingons?  Klingons.

 

Klingons!

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

I know, you would think they would atlease use Ganon or some other villian.

http://www.magicinkgaming.com/

Re: Don't Copy That Floppy Rap Gets a Creepy 2009 Facelift

LOL at the end.

 
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