My Ninja, Please! 12.20.11: MPAA Pirating Music

This clip familiar to you? Me too, but there is something more amiss here.

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Netherlands composer Melchior Rietveldt composed that ominous techno tune for a local film festival after being asked by anti-piracy group BREIN, who are funded by Hollywood. A few years later, he got himself a copy of Harry Potter on DVD and noticed his music was suddenly being used for much wider use than he had originally agreed to in contract. Which essentially means that when they say ‘you wouldn’t steal a television’, that doesn’t quite extend to intellectual property. [Read the rest]

Yes, the very same advert that you are forced to watch at the beginning of every DVD, the one telling you what a hurtful, unethical crime pirating would be, is using music that is PIRATED. My. Ninja. Please.

There are a lot of questions that could be asked here, but the author of the original piece asks the most important one for me:

After all, if they can’t even look after their own ads, how can they expect anybody else to abide by the law?

Excuse us, we’re just going out to steal a handbag. [Link]


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Posted: December 20th, 2011
at 5:04am by Black Ock

Categories: myninjaplease,crime,politricks,fo' real?

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