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


Comments

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."
---
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.


---
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

--------------------------------------------------

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.

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Poll

Will Target Australia sell the next GTA game upon its release?:

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
Andrew EisenI told Sega if it releases Yakuza 1&2 HD and Yakuza 5 in North America, I'll buy it. So far, they don't seem to be swayed.07/31/2015 - 5:11pm
Craig R.Too many gamers were harassing and abusing long before Baldwin decided to 'legitimize' the lunatic fringe, but that term certainly made the lunatics easier to pick out of the crowd07/31/2015 - 4:58pm
Craig R.Which is why the entire GG crowd looks like a giant bad egg07/31/2015 - 4:55pm
Craig R.Irony: the people who are feeling hostility toward their 'gamer' identity are often those who are most hostile to everybody else07/31/2015 - 4:55pm
Andrew EisenIt's not about gamers at all, it's discussing the harassment and abuse that Sarkeesian and Quinn had suffered. So yeah, not a great title but not an attack on gamers either.07/31/2015 - 4:48pm
Andrew EisenI agree than many of the titles are kinda bunk though. For example, Ars Technia's "The death of the 'gamers' and the women who 'killed' them" doesn't really work for the article.07/31/2015 - 4:47pm
Andrew EisenAnd I still don't see how articles like Polygon's "An awful week to care about video games" can be construed as an attack.07/31/2015 - 4:25pm
Andrew Eisen18 total? I've seen several lists and the total has never been above 14. The most popular collection seems to be 9 on Aug. 28 then three more on Aug. 29, Sep. 2 and Sep. 3.07/31/2015 - 4:24pm
Infophile@Goth_Skunk: Your distaste for TMS is noted and given exactly the respect it deserves. The fact that you don't like a site doesn't mean they can't be right. In the linked article, they are.07/31/2015 - 4:06pm
Goth_SkunkAnd the worst volleys are the ones being fired by the kind of people who should be standing up and saying 'Hey! This isn't cool! Stop that!'07/31/2015 - 4:05pm
Goth_SkunkNow let's come full circle: One such confrontationally titled article is easy to dismiss. Within a day, nine similarly titled articles are written. Within 4 more days, nine more articles are written. This can't be ignored. This is a blatant attack.07/31/2015 - 4:04pm
Andrew EisenAnd that's totally fine. I too often skip articles and videos based solely on an unappealing title.07/31/2015 - 3:56pm
Goth_SkunkPersonally, I would not waste time reading an article with such a blatantly confrontational title.07/31/2015 - 3:52pm
Andrew EisenGoth - Depends on how the article was written and what it actually said.07/31/2015 - 3:49pm
Goth_SkunkThis is like going fishing and castign a HUGE net that captures tuna, dolphins, sharks, cod, and salmon when all you really want to capture are clownfish.07/31/2015 - 3:48pm
Andrew EisenPerm - If the specific make and model are made clear, I have no problem with the article saving space by refering to them as "these cars" or whatever.07/31/2015 - 3:47pm
Goth_Skunk... Hasbro's widening horizons..." would it not make sense that some would object there is no distinction being made between a reactionary brony and a stable-minded brony?07/31/2015 - 3:47pm
Big PermCars are being recalled because they explode. Editors Note at the end: Not all cars, only this specific make and model07/31/2015 - 3:46pm
Andrew EisenI still feel it was clear that they were admonishing a particular and very specific type of gamer. It's why I had no problem with any of the articles (especially since about half of them weren't really about "gamers" anyway).07/31/2015 - 3:45pm
Goth_Skunk@Andrew: If a columnist had written a "Bronies Are Dead" article, but in the article stated: "Note: I'm not talking about every guy who watches MLP or who self-identifies as a brony, just the type of reactionary holdouts that feel so threatened by..."07/31/2015 - 3:45pm
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician