When Even Comedy Shows Are Mocking Attempts At Stronger Copyright Law...

from the ...you-know-you've-got-an-uphill-battle dept

Via Michael Geist comes a link to this segment on the Canadian sketch comedy/political satire show This Hour has 22 Minutes, where it totally mocks the claims that file sharing is killing the music business by highlighting the previous "copying technologies" (home taping, VCR, photocopier) that the industry insisted was killing content providers:
While I actually think the bit could be funnier, it's pretty striking to see that sort of thing on a mainstream television program. More and more people are realizing that copyright industry claims have little support in reality, and that concept is starting to go mainstream.

Filed Under: canada, comedy, copyright, mainstream, satire


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  1. identicon
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, 23 Oct 2009 @ 3:19am

    Re: Propaganda

    Mike Masnick wrote:

    Propaganda is misleading or incorrect content put out by a specific party to influence opinion.

    There’s a bit more to it than that. As Goebbels pointed out, with the best propaganda, people don’t even realize it’s propaganda.

    Goebbels was a big fan of Hollywood.


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