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A Video Guaranteed to Not Stop Music Pirates

The music piracy horse left the barn about 10 years ago. But if the music labels really wanted to try to get it back, they wouldn’t be releasing videos like this one, from indie label Victory Records (safe for work if your colleagues and employer are cool with multiple f-bombs):

For the record, I like Gilbert Gottfried quite a bit, and he’s justly famous for his post-9/11 rendition of the Aristocrats. But hard to imagine that he resonates with Victory’s constituency, who listen to bands named Ringworm and Voodoo Glow Skulls.

(Via Brian Morrissey and AdWeek.)


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik