Aboundeth Irony

by wjw on December 6, 2011


Word (via Dangerous Minds) that the soundtrack of those “you wouldn’t steal a car” anti-download ads is, in fact, piratedSomebody owes Dutch composer Melchior Rietveldt a great big bucketful of Euros.

Adding injury to insult to injury, the national royalty collection agency Buma/Stemra demanded a hefty bribe before investigating the matter.   Which demand Rietveldt cheerfully recorded on a hidden microphone.

A bunch of evil exploiters hoist on their own petard.   Eat shrapnel, swine!

DensityDuck December 6, 2011 at 9:16 pm

So the champions of free culture are now going to go to bat on behalf of strong rights protection and IP-law enforcement? Cute. But is that really a battle they want to win?

A criminal who breaks the law is still admitting that there’s a law to break. If the free-culture movement is at all true to its beliefs then it should not support this guy. At all.

wjw December 7, 2011 at 1:05 am

“Aboundeth Irony,” as I believe I already remarked.

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