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Files are not for sharing
An illustrated primer for everyone still unclear on the rights and wrongs of intellectual property by Matthew Baldwin and Goopymart at The Morning News
posted by soplerfo (32 comments total)

 
Nice provocation. And you all are paedophiles, you know.
posted by elpapacito at 7:35 AM on June 23, 2006


MetaFilter: Taking a kitty away from a kitty.
posted by NationalKato at 7:47 AM on June 23, 2006


Not as good as "don't copy that floppy."
posted by drezdn at 7:47 AM on June 23, 2006


Why don't they just call the book, "No! Mine!" That would really appeal to toddlers.
posted by effwerd at 7:50 AM on June 23, 2006


Why did I call it a book?
posted by effwerd at 7:53 AM on June 23, 2006


This makes me want to fire up my favorite P2P client right now.
posted by IronLizard at 8:00 AM on June 23, 2006


[this is good]
posted by Espoo2 at 8:27 AM on June 23, 2006


effwerd: it's ingrained ! Resistence is futile y'all be assimilated !
posted by elpapacito at 8:27 AM on June 23, 2006


Ah, if only the rights and wrongs of copying others' hard word was as black and white as presented in this cartoon. Both sides of this issue seem to need some perspective.
posted by Mr. Six at 8:35 AM on June 23, 2006


I think that's kind of the point of the cartoon, Mr. Six. It's not a black and white issue - hence it's sillyness...
posted by soplerfo at 8:50 AM on June 23, 2006


elpapacito: I was thinking the same thing yesterday when they were discussing the change of age of consent from 14 to 16 in Canada. The advocate kept referring to anyone who might violate those rules as "sexual predators, 'cause who would really ever want to support "sexual predators", but I have a hard time believing everyone who would break that law was an actual "sexual predator".
posted by furtive at 8:56 AM on June 23, 2006


Matt Baldwin is a funny, funny man. For those who don't know of him, here's his blog (which isn't particularly funny-focused just at the moment but is often hysterical).
posted by gurple at 8:59 AM on June 23, 2006


Wow. Apparently a few people here missed the joke. Matt is also one of us
posted by antifuse at 9:15 AM on June 23, 2006


elpapacito writes "Nice provocation. And you all are paedophiles, you know."

I don't get this comment at all. Is it a joke? Misplaced indignation? Justified anger at a real slight? I have no idea. I'll finish my coffee, now.




Also, is anyone else bothered by Teeth Are Not for Biting? 'Cause that is what they're for!
posted by mr_roboto at 9:30 AM on June 23, 2006


Butts are not for pooping.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:56 AM on June 23, 2006


Noses are not for picking.
posted by mach at 10:01 AM on June 23, 2006


[this is good]
posted by bshort at 10:25 AM on June 23, 2006


mr_roboto writes "is anyone else bothered by Teeth Are Not for Biting? 'Cause that is what they're for!"

Not for biting People. Lots of little kids seem to pick up on this way of retaliating.
posted by Mitheral at 10:28 AM on June 23, 2006


We need to have those Teeth Are Not for Biting books on hand for the inevitable zombie takeover.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:49 AM on June 23, 2006


Feet are not for kicking.
posted by LooseFilter at 10:50 AM on June 23, 2006


Come on, you had to know it was a joke by the time it got to this frame.

Keanu Reeves is not for Acting.
posted by triolus at 11:29 AM on June 23, 2006


Cute
posted by Smedleyman at 11:34 AM on June 23, 2006


Come on, you had to know it was a joke by the time it got to this frame.

Cuz 'Never Share', didn't do it? What the hell kind of childhood did you people have?
posted by lumpenprole at 12:33 PM on June 23, 2006


I just thought he had a good point about sharing, is all.

I mean, when I share data with someone, BOTH of us have it. if I share a Tonka truck with another kid, then only HE has it.

And yes, I think the mutant cat thing before that gives it away too. Poor Kitties.
posted by triolus at 1:46 PM on June 23, 2006


Oh, Christ; I just realized that like the first ten people posting to this thread didn't get the joke.

What has happened to my Metafilter!
posted by mr_roboto at 3:22 PM on June 23, 2006


I think they got the joke by not getting it. Metameta.
posted by mrgrimm at 4:11 PM on June 23, 2006


What's wrong with Scott Adams text adventures.? When I was shorter, they were the best thing in the world on the TRS-80. Keep your pilfered copies of Spiderman II, a tape to tape player and a copy of "Voodoo Castle" used to shiver my timbers something wicked.
posted by Sparx at 4:13 PM on June 23, 2006


Your "Trash 80" sucks Sparx

My Vic-20 with it's 20k of RAM power can run Omega Race, and Omega Race R0xxor5!!
posted by Megafly at 4:34 PM on June 23, 2006


I'd like to point out that I got the joke, but wish to remind people of the greatness of the film that I was required to watch in class called "Don't Copy That Floppy"
posted by drezdn at 9:07 PM on June 23, 2006


Wait.. My mp3 files are mutated kittens with green fur and four eyeballs? I had no idea! I drove Lindsay Lohan to drugs? I'm a monster! How can I make amends? ..Go see another Jim Carrey movie and purchase "Wedding Crashers" on DVD? ..uh. Y'know, being a monster is starting to sound pretty good.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:17 PM on June 23, 2006


Cuz 'Never Share', didn't do it? What the hell kind of childhood did you people have?

You damn Communist children.
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 9:55 PM on June 23, 2006


Apparently [this might be offensive].
posted by hugsnkisses at 9:15 AM on June 24, 2006


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