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Yeah, that's really going to work. Any kid naive enough to be influenced by this is probably too stupid to find music through file sharing networks anyway.

Posted by rk | August 22, 2008 4:17 PM
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Wow, first both her parents died and now this! I'm convinced. No more file sharing for me, I just couldn't stand to lose my parents like that.

Posted by Eric Grandy | August 22, 2008 4:49 PM
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possible alternate plot lines:
* her parents were executed for file sharing.
* the friend who introduced her to file sharing turns out to be a communist.
* police actually help someone.

Posted by cosby | August 22, 2008 4:58 PM
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You know... we can bastardize the RIAA all we want, but the sad reality of it all is that downloading music has had a profound effect on the artist as well as the evil music biz. With the increasing costs of touring and the shitty 360 deals record labels are shelling out, a lot of musicians are throwing in the towel or having to spend more time working to get by. Thankfully there's still publishing...

Posted by meh | August 22, 2008 4:59 PM
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You know... we can bastardize the RIAA all we want, but the sad reality of it all is that downloading music has had a profound effect on the artist as well as the evil music biz. With the increasing costs of touring and the shitty 360 deals record labels are shelling out, a lot of musicians are throwing in the towel or having to spend more time working to get by. Thankfully there's still publishing...

Posted by meh | August 22, 2008 4:59 PM
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@ meh: Fair enough, but there are just as many stories of file-sharing benefiting artists who've been ignored by traditional distribution models. I'm not saying one is any better than the other, but the reality is that the way music is shared and distributed in the public has changed irrevocably.

And the unspoken (and now explicit) point of this post is about the absurdity of combating such overwhelming change with a poorly rendered comic produced by a non-profit that was likely founded to disseminate this sort of heavily biased information.

Oh, and in this educational comic about law and the legal system-- in explaining the legal context surrounding the case against poor, delinquent Megan, they get the particulars of the law WRONG. That's pretty funny, too.

Posted by christopher h | August 22, 2008 5:45 PM
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We'll all be dead before any of this matters. How's that grab ya?

Posted by Matthew | August 23, 2008 4:42 AM
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That page is hilarious. I'm trying to view the "message" as anything other than "the legal system is enforcing draconian and ultimately ineffective laws" and I'm not coming up with anything. It's kinda like:
"Well, we warned you if you squeezed the Charmin we'd stomp on a puppy, and you went ahead and squeezed the Charmin, so this is really your fault. I hope you're happy!"
(stomps on puppy.)

"Remember kids, we'll enforce any laws the corporations lobby to get on the books, and punishment will be cruel, arbitrary and completely out of proportion to the scale of the crime-- so don't get caught!"

As usual, comic books have all the answers.

Posted by flamingbanjo | August 23, 2008 11:12 AM

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