New T-Shirt: Home Cooking Is Killing Restaurants

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Limited time offer: Support Techdirt and get a Home Cooking Is Killing Restaurants t-shirt or hoodie!

In the 80s, the BPI launched its now-iconic campaign to combat an early form of copyright infringement: Home Taping Is Killing Music.

Of course, as it turned out, that wasn't true — music is alive and well — and the notion that taping songs from the radio for personal use should qualify as copyright infringement is questionable to begin with (even if it's not at all surprising that record labels saw it that way). Naturally, the campaign was and is ripe for parody (Techdirt friend Dan Bull even made a whole song about it) and our favorite is a simple alternative version...

And so we introduce a new t-shirt (or hoodie!) from Techdirt: Home Cooking Is Killing Restaurants:

Just like our last t-shirt, we're offering this one via Teespring as a limited-time campaign. From now until July 4th, you can get the Home Cooking Is Killing Restaurants design on a men's or women's t-shirt or a high-quality hoodie in a variety of colors — so order yours today!


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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 24 Jun 2016 @ 12:14pm

    I love the design of this.

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    Ben (profile), 24 Jun 2016 @ 12:24pm

    Teespring

    I still haven't received my Nerd Harder shirt from them. I did receive a very nice email saying
    "We're excited to tell you your order has been shipped, and is now on its way to you! Look out for a bright blue bag in the mailbox between Tue, Jun 7 — Tue, Jun 14!"
    -- which was sent on June 17th(!)

    I think I will hold off on any orders from them until I've at least received the last one.

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  • identicon
    Amanda the Meek, 24 Jun 2016 @ 12:24pm

    But not an apron!?

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 24 Jun 2016 @ 1:04pm

    And a looooooooooooot of T-shirts!

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  • identicon
    MacCruiskeen, 24 Jun 2016 @ 1:16pm

    Too bad the opposite is actually true (restaurants (and prepared foods) are killing home cooking).

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  • icon
    OldMugwump (profile), 24 Jun 2016 @ 1:24pm

    Bastiat

    Reminds me of Bastiat's protesting candle makers - how can they be expected to compete with the sun?

    Surely they need protection against unfair competition!

    (Free PDF here: https://fee.org/media/14951/thelaw.pdf )

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    Anonymous Anonymous Coward (profile), 24 Jun 2016 @ 2:14pm

    Great restaurants drive good home cooking.

    While there is nothing, in any restaurant, anywhere, that cannot be made by a home cook, should they desire to learn to do so, and can obtain the ingredients, and wish to expend the effort; it is still difficult to impossible to achieve the ambiance, entertainment, or atmosphere, let alone the service that may be produced by a great restaurant. Good ones get much of that, but usually not all. Then there are the feeding stations.

    Still, I like the T-shirt.

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  • identicon
    Max, 24 Jun 2016 @ 2:42pm

    Not to detract from the overall message that I fully agree with - but "music is alive and well"...? You sure of that...? [Citation needed] (now get off my lawn...)

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 25 Jun 2016 @ 11:29am

      Re:

      justin bieber disagrees.

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      John Fenderson (profile), 25 Jun 2016 @ 7:24pm

      Re:

      I'm pretty sure of that. At least, I'm seeing more high quality music being produced now, of greater variety, than I can remember in my lifetime. And I buy more of music now than ever before.

      Most of it isn't coming from the labels, though.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 24 Jun 2016 @ 11:04pm

    When do the "Inane Analogies Are Our Specialty" t-shirts go on sale?

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 25 Jun 2016 @ 7:30am

      Re:

      When do the "Inane Analogies Are Our Specialty" t-shirts go on sale?

      Could I interest you in a "blockhead commenter" t-shirt instead?

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 25 Jun 2016 @ 2:02pm

      Re:

      It's a joke. The whole point is to show how inane the original claim, that home taping is killing the music industry, was. and it was an inane claim, just like the home cooking is an inane claim. That's the point.

      If Hollywood doesn't like inane analogies perhaps they shouldn't make stupid insane claims.

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      Lawrence D’Oliveiro, 25 Jun 2016 @ 8:02pm

      Re: When do the "Inane Analogies Are Our Specialty" t-shirts go on sale?

      Insane”, did you say?

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      Anonymous Coward, 26 Jun 2016 @ 6:51am

      Re:

      They don't; the RIAA took out a patent on that years ago.

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  • identicon
    Roland Maguire, 25 Jun 2016 @ 3:44pm

    Home Taping

    I always thought a Home Taping Killed Music t-shirt would be rather good.

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    bgmcb (profile), 26 Jun 2016 @ 10:18am

    How about this for next time

    Copyright:
    Using yesterday to steal from tomorrow.

    BTW the nerd harder XL's are a bit snug.

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  • identicon
    Rokk Lattanzio, 27 Jun 2016 @ 5:05am

    Ludicrous comparison.

    The undue panic by the industry in the 1980's aside...
    Comparing home taping from that era to the current situation is akin to comparing a pimple to Stage Four Melanoma.

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    Doug (profile), 28 Jun 2016 @ 6:58am

    Better quality fabric

    Please pick a higher quality fabric for this than you did for the "Nerd Harder." t-shirt. It's pretty thin and insubstantial.

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