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7th Feb '17 11:07:03 AM HighCrate
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* Sometime after the release of ''Everblack'', [[Music/TheBlackDahliaMurder Trevor Strnad]] posted a lengthy diatribe on the band's Facebook page about how downloading only hurt them. Not only were downloaders not "sticking it to the man" by downloading their material, but they actually had the potential to jeopardize their standing with the label if downloading sufficiently weakened their sales to the point that they had reason to believe that they were becoming [[DeaderThanDisco old news]], which could mean anything from reduced support to being dropped altogether. Trevor also went on to state that yes, they ''did'' make enough to live comfortably, but that they were nowhere near rich and still needed to work their asses off for that money.

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* Sometime after the release of ''Everblack'', [[Music/TheBlackDahliaMurder Trevor Strnad]] posted a lengthy diatribe on the band's Facebook page about how downloading only hurt them. Not only were downloaders not "sticking it to the man" by downloading their material, but they actually had the potential to jeopardize their standing with the label if downloading sufficiently weakened their sales to the point that they had reason to believe that they were becoming [[DeaderThanDisco old news]], news, which could mean anything from reduced support to being dropped altogether. Trevor also went on to state that yes, they ''did'' make enough to live comfortably, but that they were nowhere near rich and still needed to work their asses off for that money.
29th Jan '17 12:42:23 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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* According to Microsoft in their campaign and posts, piracy leads to security risks, apparently unaware that phishing and malvertising also leads to security risks regardless the software and hardware is legal or not.
28th Jan '17 5:12:32 PM Wyldchyld
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* The original warning on Music/MyChemicalRomance's "I Brought You My Bullets..." threatened to have Gerard come to your house and suck your blood for making illegal copies of the album. Which is [[FetishFuel not exactly a deterrent for some]]...

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* The original warning on Music/MyChemicalRomance's "I Brought You My Bullets..." threatened to have Gerard come to your house and suck your blood for making illegal copies of the album. Which is [[FetishFuel not exactly a deterrent for some]]...
25th Jan '17 10:27:56 AM MCanter89
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When you start a commercially released [[UsefulNote/{{VCR}} VHS tape]], [[UsefulNote/{{DVD}} DVD]], or [[UsefulNote/BluRay Blu-ray Disc]], they usually open with verbose, [[UserOperationProhibitFlag unskippable]] screens from the FBI or Interpol warning the viewer massive fines and time in jail can happen as a result of piracy. Many DVDs 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 hurting any business if the market's non-existent in the first place.

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When you start a commercially released [[UsefulNote/{{VCR}} VHS tape]], [[UsefulNote/{{DVD}} DVD]], UsefulNote/{{DVD}}, or [[UsefulNote/BluRay Blu-ray Disc]], they usually open with verbose, [[UserOperationProhibitFlag unskippable]] screens from the FBI or Interpol warning the viewer massive fines and time in jail can happen as a result of piracy. Many DVDs [=DVDs=] 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 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 unsellable 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 hurting any business if the market's non-existent in the first place.



This has resulted in a major shift in the way music artists actually make a living. The paradigm used to be you made money from selling albums and tours were to promote your new album so people would by it. Nowadays the inverse is true - you make money from touring and releasing an album is a way to encourage people to come to your shows. Just compare the relative costs of albums and tour tickets since popular music began.

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This has resulted in a major shift in the way music artists actually make a living. The paradigm used to be you made money from selling albums and tours were to promote your new album so people would by buy it. Nowadays the inverse is true - you true--you make money from touring touring, and releasing an album is a way to encourage people to come to your shows. Just compare the relative costs of albums and tour tickets since popular music began.
24th Jan '17 11:43:27 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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Most videos 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.

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Most videos have When you start a commercially released [[UsefulNote/{{VCR}} VHS tape]], [[UsefulNote/{{DVD}} DVD]], or [[UsefulNote/BluRay Blu-ray Disc]], they usually open with verbose, [[UserOperationProhibitFlag unskippable]] screens from the now-standard FBI or Interpol Notice, many DVD's warning the viewer massive fines and time in jail can happen as a result of piracy. Many DVDs 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.



* Some international Fox videotapes used an ''extremely'' rare FBI warning that has a sad CGI prison inmate going to jail for his punishment with sad harmonica music. While sobbing over his punishment, a scroll-up message appears.



[[folder:Home Video]]
When you start a commercially released [[UsefulNote/{{VCR}} VHS Tape]], or [[UsefulNote/{{DVD}} DVD]], or load a [[UsefulNote/BluRay BluRay Disc]], They would usually start with FBI Warning Screen. There are variations on media company. On VHS Tapes, The FBI Warning Starts before the ComingAttractions or The home video logo or vica-versa.
** RCAColumbiaPicturesHomeVideo / RandomHouseHomeVideo would have a blue screen with the scroll up message that reads "These films are sold to private homes only. Copying Whole or in parts of this (video cassette or video disc) is strictly prohibited." Then it slideshows to the FBI Warning Screen.
** WaltDisneyHomeVideo had their FBI Warning Screen in the past
*** 1978-1980: All blue
*** 1980-1983: FBI Warning part is red, then it fades to the blue screen with the license for private homes message.
*** 1983-1986: White screen with Orange red vertical stripe FBI Warning screen. Then fades (or sometimes slideshows) to the "License for private homes only."
*** 1986-1991: Dark red FBI Warning Screen is used with the white round corner rectangle frame on it. Then, It slideshows to the "License for private homes only."
*** 1991-1997: Similar to the dark red one. But now it's green. Then it fades to the "License to private homes only" message.
*** 1997-1999: Similar to the previous one. But with new info on the "License for private home"
*** 1999-present: Now in Blue background.
** MGMUAHomeVideo: It has scrolling up FBI Warning Screen.
** ParamountHomeVideo: Has a blue FBI Warning Screen. Follow by the Hue color changing background for the "License for Private Homes Only" message.
** TwentithCenturyFoxHomeEntertainment: (Previously known has CBS/FOX Home Video or 20th Century Fox Home Video) has a sad CGI Prison Inmate going to jail for his punishment with sad harmonica music. While sobbing over his punishment, A scroll-up message appears.
** WarnerHomeVideo: They have a picture of whoever is the president of the FBI with dramatic fanfare music. As they draw devil horns and evil beard on whoever is the president of the FBI.

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16th Jan '17 1:10:16 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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When you start a commercially released [[UsefulNote/{{VCR}} VHS Tape]], or [[UsefulNote/{{DVD}} DVD]], or load a [[UsefulNote/BluRay BluRay Disc]], They would usually start with FBI Warning Screen. There are variations on media company. On VHS Tapes, The FBI Warning Starts before the CommingActractions or The home video logo or vica-versa.

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When you start a commercially released [[UsefulNote/{{VCR}} VHS Tape]], or [[UsefulNote/{{DVD}} DVD]], or load a [[UsefulNote/BluRay BluRay Disc]], They would usually start with FBI Warning Screen. There are variations on media company. On VHS Tapes, The FBI Warning Starts before the CommingActractions ComingAttractions or The home video logo or vica-versa.
16th Jan '17 1:08:30 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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When you start a commercially released [[UsefulNote:{{VCR}} VHS Tape]], or [[UsefulNote:{{DVD}} DVD]], or load a [[UsefulNote:BluRay BluRay Disc]], They would usually start with FBI Warning Screen. There are variations on media company. On VHS Tapes, The FBI Warning Starts before the ComingActractions or The home video logo or vica-versa.

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When you start a commercially released [[UsefulNote:{{VCR}} [[UsefulNote/{{VCR}} VHS Tape]], or [[UsefulNote:{{DVD}} [[UsefulNote/{{DVD}} DVD]], or load a [[UsefulNote:BluRay [[UsefulNote/BluRay BluRay Disc]], They would usually start with FBI Warning Screen. There are variations on media company. On VHS Tapes, The FBI Warning Starts before the ComingActractions CommingActractions or The home video logo or vica-versa.
16th Jan '17 1:07:11 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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[[folder:Home Video]]
When you start a commercially released [[UsefulNote:{{VCR}} VHS Tape]], or [[UsefulNote:{{DVD}} DVD]], or load a [[UsefulNote:BluRay BluRay Disc]], They would usually start with FBI Warning Screen. There are variations on media company. On VHS Tapes, The FBI Warning Starts before the ComingActractions or The home video logo or vica-versa.
** RCAColumbiaPicturesHomeVideo / RandomHouseHomeVideo would have a blue screen with the scroll up message that reads "These films are sold to private homes only. Copying Whole or in parts of this (video cassette or video disc) is strictly prohibited." Then it slideshows to the FBI Warning Screen.
** WaltDisneyHomeVideo had their FBI Warning Screen in the past
*** 1978-1980: All blue
*** 1980-1983: FBI Warning part is red, then it fades to the blue screen with the license for private homes message.
*** 1983-1986: White screen with Orange red vertical stripe FBI Warning screen. Then fades (or sometimes slideshows) to the "License for private homes only."
*** 1986-1991: Dark red FBI Warning Screen is used with the white round corner rectangle frame on it. Then, It slideshows to the "License for private homes only."
*** 1991-1997: Similar to the dark red one. But now it's green. Then it fades to the "License to private homes only" message.
*** 1997-1999: Similar to the previous one. But with new info on the "License for private home"
*** 1999-present: Now in Blue background.
** MGMUAHomeVideo: It has scrolling up FBI Warning Screen.
** ParamountHomeVideo: Has a blue FBI Warning Screen. Follow by the Hue color changing background for the "License for Private Homes Only" message.
** TwentithCenturyFoxHomeEntertainment: (Previously known has CBS/FOX Home Video or 20th Century Fox Home Video) has a sad CGI Prison Inmate going to jail for his punishment with sad harmonica music. While sobbing over his punishment, A scroll-up message appears.
** WarnerHomeVideo: They have a picture of whoever is the president of the FBI with dramatic fanfare music. As they draw devil horns and evil beard on whoever is the president of the FBI.

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7th Jan '17 2:44:59 PM StFan
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-->'''Man''': 'scuse me, I bought this video from you last Saturday.\\
'''Vendor''': So?
-->'''Man''': Well I can't understand a word.\\
'''Vendor''': Literature/{{Trainspotting}}? Not surprised. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Whole movie's Scot]], you need anything?

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-->'''Man''': -->'''Man:''' 'scuse me, I bought this video from you last Saturday.\\
'''Vendor''': '''Vendor:''' So?
-->'''Man''': -->'''Man:''' Well I can't understand a word.\\
'''Vendor''': Literature/{{Trainspotting}}? '''Vendor:''' ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}''? Not surprised. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Whole movie's Scot]], you need anything?



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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* The CouchGag from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', where Bart was writing on the blackboard ''"I will not illegally download this movie"''. Though it's less of a condemnation and more of an utterly hilarious in-joke if you just illegally downloaded the movie.

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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Yenny}}'' story arc, the title character goes to see the first ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie at a theater, but her lizard, Zacha, takes a camera with her to record the movie off the screen and sell pirated [=DVDs=] of it, much to Yenny's annoyance.
* The CouchGag from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', where Bart was writing on ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' comic went as far as creating a new roster of digital piracy-themed villains, and doing scare-messages at the blackboard ''"I will not illegally end implying that parents could be arrested and thrown in jail if their children download this movie"''. Though it's less an mp3.
* The original strips of ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' had a couple of Sunday strips parodying the anti-piracy videos in the beginning of movies. One of them was
of a condemnation and more of an utterly hilarious in-joke if you just illegally downloaded man bemoaning that downloading movies was taking money away from the movie.people selling bootlegs off the street.



[[folder:Fan Works]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FqHSTBFONI This]] fan-made parody using ''Manga/OnePiece''.
* ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'' addresses this in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTokEDMaDWY Public Service Announcement]]", where the casts of ''Watchmen'' and ''X-Men'' encourage viewers not to pirate ''X-Men Origins'', on the grounds that 1. It hurts the ordinary people who work in the entertainment industry well before it does anything to the big, fat, well-publicized millionaires, and 2. In the meantime, the sales lost on ''Wolverine'' [[SpoofAesop will give the edge to a bad chick flick]].
-->'''Dr. Manhattan:''' Leaks like this affect not just the highly-paid stars and producers...\\
'''Sabretooth:''' ...but also thousands of working-class people, just trying to make an honest living.\\
'''Rorschach:''' Not only that, but if too many watch this movie illegally, you know who wins?\\
'''Cyclops:''' ''Creator/MatthewMcConaughey.''\\
'''Night Owl:''' By illegally downloading this film, you'll be helping ''Ghosts of Girlfriends Past'' become the #1 movie in America.\\
'''Wolverine:''' You sure you want that on your conscience?
* Inverted in episode 50 of ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', where Joey defends the series in court against charges of copyright infringement brought by the Creator/FourKidsEntertainment legal department. Funnily enough, turns out that 4Kids is fine with the abridged series. It's just bots that keep removing Creator/LittleKuriboh's accounts on Website/YouTube.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The CouchGag from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', where Bart was writing on the blackboard ''"I will not illegally download this movie"''. Though it's less of a condemnation and more of an utterly hilarious in-joke if you just illegally downloaded the movie.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Yenny}}'' story arc, the title character goes to see the first ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie at a theater, but her lizard, Zacha, takes a camera with her to record the movie off the screen and sell pirated [=DVDs=] of it, much to Yenny's annoyance.
* The ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' comic went as far as creating a new roster of digital piracy-themed villains, and doing scare-messages at the end implying that parents could be arrested and thrown in jail if their children download an mp3.
* The original strips of ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' had a couple of Sunday strips parodying the anti-piracy videos in the beginning of movies. One of them was of a man bemoaning that downloading movies was taking money away from the people selling bootlegs off the street.
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Website/YouTube's video about Copyright Infringement, starring none other than [[WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends Russell]]!: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InzDjH1-9Ns&feature=relmfu]]
* Parodied mercilessly by a ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' public service announcement, [[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?id=112 "The RvBIAA"]]. Church and Sarge are complaining about people pirating ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' instead of buying the DVD, with the other cast members trying to explain to them that A) it's already on the web for free, and B) they haven't released a DVD yet (which has since happened). In a later ''WebVideo/AchievementHunter'' video Geoff talked about originally having no issue with digital piracy until he discovered an entire series they had produced on torrent. Realizing the lost revenue from something they had put so much work into he abruptly found himself siding with the anti-piracy crowd.
* A coked-up Pinkie Pie rants about digital piracy in the ''WebAnimation/PonyDotMov'' series, and asks passerby how ''they'd'' feel if musicians came in and stole their things.
-->'''Octavia:''' I think I'd mostly just be confused?
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--> '''Shadehawk''': You returned that movie we rented, right?
--> '''[[PlayfulHacker Wrench]]''': [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain Rrright... rented. That's how I got that movie]].
--> '''Shadehawk''': Well, it's not MPAA: ''they can't fly''.

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--> '''Shadehawk''': -->'''Shadehawk:''' You returned that movie we rented, right?
-->
right?\\
'''[[PlayfulHacker Wrench]]''': Wrench]]:''' [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain Rrright... rented. That's how I got that movie]].
--> '''Shadehawk''':
movie]].\\
'''Shadehawk:'''
Well, it's not MPAA: ''they can't fly''.



[[folder:Web Media]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FqHSTBFONI This]] fan-made parody using ''Manga/OnePiece''.

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[[folder:Web Media]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FqHSTBFONI This]] fan-made parody using ''Manga/OnePiece''.
Original]]



* Remember those ''D&D'' scare comics? [[http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/08/nonprofit-distr.html They're trying to do it again.]]
** Oddly enough, the comic has a B-plot about the main character's grandmother trying to fight the city's using eminent domain to evict her from her house, albeit with (in her view, inadequate) compensation- the city technically wins but can't pay the revised total. It's apparently supposed to be analogous to the downloading story, possibly in applying moral equivalence between what the sympathetically portrayed homeowners are doing and the record companies, but it ends up not making much sense in context because of the [[{{Dissimile}} dissimilar situations]].

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* Remember those ''D&D'' scare comics? [[http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/08/nonprofit-distr.html They're trying to do it again.]]
**
]] Oddly enough, the comic has a B-plot about the main character's grandmother trying to fight the city's using eminent domain to evict her from her house, albeit with (in her view, inadequate) compensation- compensation -- the city technically wins but can't pay the revised total. It's apparently supposed to be analogous to the downloading story, possibly in applying moral equivalence between what the sympathetically portrayed homeowners are doing and the record companies, but it ends up not making much sense in context because of the [[{{Dissimile}} dissimilar situations]].



* ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'' addresses this in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTokEDMaDWY Public Service Announcement]]", where the casts of ''Watchmen'' and ''X-Men'' encourage viewers not to pirate ''X-Men Origins'', on the grounds that 1. It hurts the ordinary people who work in the entertainment industry well before it does anything to the big, fat, well-publicized millionaires, and 2. In the meantime, the sales lost on ''Wolverine'' [[SpoofAesop will give the edge to a bad chick flick]].
-->'''Dr. Manhattan:''' Leaks like this affect not just the highly-paid stars and producers...\\
'''Sabretooth:''' ...but also thousands of working-class people, just trying to make an honest living.\\
'''Rorschach:''' Not only that, but if too many watch this movie illegally, you know who wins?\\
'''Cyclops:''' ''Creator/MatthewMcConaughey.''\\
'''Night Owl:''' By illegally downloading this film, you'll be helping ''Ghosts of Girlfriends Past'' become the #1 movie in America.\\
'''Wolverine''': You sure you want that on your conscience?



* Inverted in episode 50 of ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', where Joey defends the series in court against charges of copyright infringement brought by the Creator/FourKidsEntertainment legal department.
** Funnily enough, turns out that 4Kids is fine with the abridged series. It's just bots that keep removing LittleKuriboh's accounts on YouTube.
* Website/YouTube's video about Copyright Infringement, starring none other than [[WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends Russell]]!: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InzDjH1-9Ns&feature=relmfu]]



-->For 3 years you [=YouTubers=] have been ripping us off, taking tens of thousands of our videos and putting them on Website/YouTube. Now the tables are turned. It's time for us to take matters into our own hands. We know who you are, we know where you live and we could come after you in ways too horrible to tell. But being the extraordinarily nice chaps we are, we've figured a better way to get our own back: We've launched our own Monty Python channel on Website/YouTube. No more of those crap quality videos you've been posting. We're giving you the real thing - HQ videos delivered straight from our vault. What's more, we're taking our most viewed clips and uploading brand new HQ versions. And what's even more, we're letting you see absolutely everything for free. So there! But we want something in return. None of your driveling, mindless comments. Instead, we want you to click on the links, buy our movies & TV shows and soften our pain and disgust at being ripped off all these years.
* Parodied mercilessly by a ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' public service announcement, [[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?id=112 "The RvBIAA"]]. Church and Sarge are complaining about people pirating ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' instead of buying the DVD, with the other cast members trying to explain to them that A) it's already on the web for free, and B) they haven't released a DVD yet (which has since happened).
** In a later ''WebVideo/AchievementHunter'' video Geoff talked about originally having no issue with digital piracy until he discovered an entire series they had produced on torrent. Realizing the lost revenue from something they had put so much work into he abruptly found himself siding with the anti-piracy crowd.

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-->For 3 years you [=YouTubers=] have been ripping us off, taking tens of thousands of our videos and putting them on Website/YouTube.[=YouTube=]. Now the tables are turned. It's time for us to take matters into our own hands. We know who you are, we know where you live and we could come after you in ways too horrible to tell. But being the extraordinarily nice chaps we are, we've figured a better way to get our own back: We've launched our own Monty Python channel on Website/YouTube.[=YouTube=]. No more of those crap quality videos you've been posting. We're giving you the real thing - HQ videos delivered straight from our vault. What's more, we're taking our most viewed clips and uploading brand new HQ versions. And what's even more, we're letting you see absolutely everything for free. So there! But we want something in return. None of your driveling, mindless comments. Instead, we want you to click on the links, buy our movies & TV shows and soften our pain and disgust at being ripped off all these years.
* Parodied mercilessly by a ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' public service announcement, [[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?id=112 "The RvBIAA"]]. Church and Sarge are complaining about people pirating ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' instead of buying the DVD, with the other cast members trying to explain to them that A) it's already on the web for free, and B) they haven't released a DVD yet (which has since happened).
** In a later ''WebVideo/AchievementHunter'' video Geoff talked about originally having no issue with digital piracy until he discovered an entire series they had produced on torrent. Realizing the lost revenue from something they had put so much work into he abruptly found himself siding with the anti-piracy crowd.
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* A coked-up Pinkie Pie rants about digital piracy in the ''WebOriginal/PonyDotMov'' series, and asks passerby how ''they'd'' feel if musicians came in and stole their things.
-->'''Octavia:''' I think I'd mostly just be confused?
2nd Jan '17 2:29:54 AM justanid
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