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Floppy Disk Software Protection Campaign

Joystiq has an article about a “Don’t Copy That Floppy” campaign that the Software Publishers Association ran around 1992. There’s some real ridiculousness in the video (available on Google Video), with a rapper inserting himself into Flight Simulator and Tetris and warning of the “end of the computer age”.

Take a look right at the end, where they say you have permission to copy this video, just not software. Good thing it isn’t wrapped up in proprietary formats…

February 17th, 2006 Posted by | General, Humor | one comment

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  1. Interesting… They even used the incorrect “copying is like stealing” argument back in 1992. At least they didn’t tease paying customers as much back then as they do now. I guess that proves change isn’t always an improvement.

    I’m only seeing more and more advantages of solely using open-source software. DRM is leaving me with no choice but to obtain copyrighted works without a license.

    Comment by Tim | February 19, 2006

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