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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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