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Copyright Infringement Like Nothing Else!
March 3, 2003 7:00 PM   Subscribe

The Future of Copyright? Spoof GUI alerts from new media artist Perry Hoberman. Wry, yet creatively chilling satire . Also be sure out the rest of the "ACCEPT" exhibit, especially the OK/Cancel dialog boxes and My Life in Spam. Hey, has anyone here seen this exhibit in person?
posted by brownpau (16 comments total)

Hilarious stuff. Could be a vision of the future.
posted by mathowie at 7:06 PM on March 3, 2003

[this is good]

hopefully not

[this is prophetic]
posted by WolfDaddy at 7:08 PM on March 3, 2003


Fair Use Defense radio buttons should be checkboxes.

posted by Armitage Shanks at 7:12 PM on March 3, 2003

Scary, because its true.
posted by skallas at 7:29 PM on March 3, 2003

Some the spoof dialogs are similar to real life error messages

outlook 2002 'unknown error'

Thank you Microsoft for the detailed error message.
posted by birdherder at 7:29 PM on March 3, 2003

Pity that the exhibition's already closed; I'd certainly want to go see it. And yes, I think the "infringement series" is only a slight exaggeration of the future that our coporate overlords want to impose on us.
posted by Zonker at 7:39 PM on March 3, 2003

Thank you Microsoft for the detailed error message.

Nothing begets head explosion quite like:

"An error occurred because an error occurred."
posted by machaus at 7:54 PM on March 3, 2003

Awesomely osss!

Moms everywhere will love this.
posted by crasspastor at 8:19 PM on March 3, 2003

It raises the question, where would you like to go today? I just hope we learn to think different before this becomes the choice of a new generation. So please, reach out and touch someone.
posted by condour75 at 8:44 PM on March 3, 2003

Armitage: Fair Use Defense radio buttons should be checkboxes.

You beat me to it. Rigor, please!

Still, very good link, thanks.
posted by qbert72 at 8:54 PM on March 3, 2003

These are very funny, though they remind me a bit of my all-time favorite Penny Arcade strip.
posted by furiousthought at 9:10 PM on March 3, 2003

Let me pick one more nit, if you will. On Windows, the Default button of a dialog box is the leftmost button, whereas on the Mac it's the rightmost. (Yes, this is very stupid.)

Sometimes, the default button is rightly placed on both platforms, but the labels don't follow, therefore changing the default option, and the piece's meaning at the same time. At other times, the default button is placed at right in Windows, in an ill attempt to keep the default option the same. The artist should have moved the default label from right (Mac) to left (Windows), and kept the proper default button placement for each platform.

Still, these are very funny. I like the wallpaper variety, it's a nice touch.

None of these comes close to jodi's amazing computing experiences, as far as I'm concerned. WARNING: preceding link contains extreme popups!
posted by qbert72 at 9:32 PM on March 3, 2003

My favorite.
posted by wobh at 10:40 PM on March 3, 2003

For more hilarity, try here. Those are real, too.
posted by shepd at 11:44 PM on March 3, 2003

[this is scary]
posted by signal at 7:32 AM on March 4, 2003

This is lame.
posted by mary8nne at 7:15 PM on March 4, 2003

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