History Main / DigitalPiracyIsEvil

24th Jun '16 8:32:06 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in episode 50 of ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', where Joey defends the series in court against charges of copyright infringement brought by the FourKidsEntertainment legal department.

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* Inverted in episode 50 of ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', where Joey defends the series in court against charges of copyright infringement brought by the FourKidsEntertainment Creator/FourKidsEntertainment legal department.
23rd Jun '16 7:25:15 PM Dirtyblue929
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[[caption-width-right:350:Only total surveillance from the RIAA can stop this [[HypocriticalHumor totalitarian]] horror!]]

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23rd Jun '16 7:25:03 PM Dirtyblue929
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18th Jun '16 1:43:27 AM whateveryousay21
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* Gaming Wildlife, a production of Channel Awesome, has released videos about video game piracy and emulation, which in general come off as paid corporate-sponsored propaganda videos. The videos make such wild claims as "people who pirate games are naturally bad at games" and generally try to guilt, shame and insult anyone who doesn't pay money.
18th May '16 7:30:15 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* Music/{{Cormorant}} subverts this, having no beef with pirates but preferring that they support the band at some point, but this trope is PlayedForLaughs on a joke Facebook post:
--> ''Attempting to illegally let your friends hear the new Cormorant album while in your home will cause your computer to explode.''
10th May '16 6:44:45 PM Lymantria
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* [[http://www.p2pnet.net/images/hreal.gif This]] 2008 subway advertisement against purchasing illegally created [=DVDs=].

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* [[http://www.p2pnet.net/images/hreal.gif [[http://opinion.latimes.com/bitplayer/images/2008/06/12/mpaa_dvd_piracy_warning_3.jpg This]] 2008 subway advertisement against purchasing illegally created [=DVDs=].
7th May '16 8:49:58 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* Parodied in ''VideoGame/CharlieMurder''. TheRival, Gore Quaffer, has an IT guy who pirates Charlie Murder's albums... on-board a literal pirate ship no less.
30th Apr '16 1:05:09 PM Tarlonniel
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If you're watching television, it doesn't matter if the characters are drug-smuggling, whore-mongering, granny-beating, world-destroying murderers: the illegal downloading of movies and music [[EvenEvilHasStandards is guaranteed to morally offend them]]. Any good character who doesn't fall in with this philosophy will [[AnAesop learn his lesson]] by the end of the episode. Expect physical theft to be used as a comparison and/or a plot point. T

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If you're watching television, it doesn't matter if the characters are drug-smuggling, whore-mongering, granny-beating, world-destroying murderers: the illegal downloading of movies and music [[EvenEvilHasStandards is guaranteed to morally offend them]]. Any good character who doesn't fall in with this philosophy will [[AnAesop learn his lesson]] by the end of the episode. Expect physical theft to be used as a comparison and/or a plot point. T
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23rd Apr '16 2:25:18 PM ChaoticNovelist
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If you're watching television, it doesn't matter if the characters are drug-smuggling, whore-mongering, granny-beating, world-destroying murderers: the illegal downloading of movies and music [[EvenEvilHasStandards is guaranteed to morally offend them]]. Any good character who doesn't fall in with this philosophy will [[AnAesop learn his lesson]] by the end of the episode. Expect physical theft to be used as a comparison and/or a plot point. That said, both sides of the debate are rife with [[TheWarOnStraw inaccuracies and strawman statements]]. There are much more nuances to the matter and to the sides than often given credit for.

Most videos these days have the now-standard Interpol Notice, many DVD's also include a [[PublicServiceAnnouncement PSA]] in the beginning about how piracy is wrong. In the most extreme cases, this segment can't be skipped...sometimes the disc can't even be stopped while it's playing. Ironically, the person who's logically most likely to see it is someone who legally paid to own a copy because those who end up distributing these downloads like to edit them out.

KeepCirculatingTheTapes and {{Abandonware}} are related concepts. However, in regards to this trope, they are usually ignored. This is because companies that are the victims of such types of piracy often give subtle glances that they don't particularly care, [[DigitalPiracyIsOkay may even actively encourage it]], or [[CriticalExistenceFailure have ceased to exist]] and so left the material in limbo, and tends to be virtually unsalable anyway since it is often obsolete systems and formats that were commercially viable in the day but are now barely supportable now. InformationWantsToBeFree, on the other hand, will usually pose a clear danger and demand swift action. [[CantStopTheSignal Not that it will help much]]. Not to mention, people typically don't complain about KeepCirculatingTheTapes and {{Abandonware}} anyways, since it's not exactly hurting any business if the market's non-existent in the first place.

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If you're watching television, it doesn't matter if the characters are drug-smuggling, whore-mongering, granny-beating, world-destroying murderers: the illegal downloading of movies and music [[EvenEvilHasStandards is guaranteed to morally offend them]]. Any good character who doesn't fall in with this philosophy will [[AnAesop learn his lesson]] by the end of the episode. Expect physical theft to be used as a comparison and/or a plot point. That said, both sides of the debate are rife with [[TheWarOnStraw inaccuracies and strawman statements]]. There are much more nuances to the matter and to the sides than often given credit for.

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Most videos these days have the now-standard Interpol Notice, many DVD's also include a [[PublicServiceAnnouncement PSA]] in the beginning about how piracy is wrong. In the most extreme cases, this segment can't be skipped...sometimes the disc can't even be stopped while it's playing. Ironically, the person who's logically most likely to see it is someone who legally paid to own a copy because those who end up distributing these downloads like to edit them out.

KeepCirculatingTheTapes and {{Abandonware}} are related concepts. However, in regards to this trope, they are usually ignored. This is because companies that are the victims of such types of piracy often give subtle glances that they don't particularly care, [[DigitalPiracyIsOkay may even actively encourage it]], or [[CriticalExistenceFailure have ceased to exist]] and so left the material in limbo, and tends to be virtually unsalable anyway since it is often obsolete systems and formats that were commercially viable in the day but are now barely supportable now. InformationWantsToBeFree, on the other hand, will usually pose a clear danger and demand swift action. [[CantStopTheSignal Not that it will help much]]. Not to mention, people typically don't complain about KeepCirculatingTheTapes and {{Abandonware}} anyways, since it's not exactly hurting any business if the market's non-existent in the first place.



For the polar opposite, see DigitalPiracyIsOkay.

This is far from being a DiscreditedTrope or a DeadHorseTrope nowadays, more of a CyclicTrope given how public opinion swings on the issue of copyright protection at any given time. [[HilariousInHindsight Given]] [[MemeticMutation you can now]] [[http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/would-you-download-a-car-man-3d-prints-lifesize-aston-martin-db4-8744159.html download a car...]]

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For the polar opposite, see DigitalPiracyIsOkay.

DigitalPiracyIsOkay. This is heated debate in real life. and both sides of it are rife with [[TheWarOnStraw inaccuracies and strawman statements]]. There are much more nuances to the matter and to the sides than often given credit for.

This is far from being a DiscreditedTrope or a DeadHorseTrope nowadays, DeadHorseTrope. It's more of a CyclicTrope given how public opinion swings on the issue of copyright protection at any given time. [[HilariousInHindsight Given]] [[MemeticMutation you can now]] [[http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/would-you-download-a-car-man-3d-prints-lifesize-aston-martin-db4-8744159.html download a car...]]
17th Apr '16 7:57:42 PM igordebraga
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* ESPN Brazil narrator Romulo Mendonça flip-flops: at times he'll say that games the network won't broadcast are only available through "corsair means" (i.e. streams), at times in a mocking way, particularly if it's about streams to ESPN itself ("don't use a corsair, or else the Feds are coming for you!", "you watching in the corsair will get this in about 30 minutes..."). But Romulo's Twitter has him honestly mention he's resorting to streams, or asking for "corsair links... discreetly...".
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