Tuesday, September 04, 2007

According to the latest round of press releases from the RIAA and MPAA, everyone should know that file sharing (especially that most evil variety made possible by our abuse of the interwebz) is theft. Actually, it is worse than theft. It is piracy -- which is like theft but with boats and rum.
Even if you don't believe that there is a special level of hell reserved for the scurvy dogs who steal MP3s, apparently there exists the potential for terrible evil in our otherwise innocuous P2P clients.
Klaw is a character from the Fantastic Four comics who designed a device able to convert sound waves into physical objects. After being beaten into submission multiple times by both the Fantastic Four and The Black Panther, Klaw was transformed into a being made from "living sound" which doesn't sound too powerful really because once you move into a quiet area you are pretty much safe. In fact, I think an iPod could defeat most of his nefarious schemes if you replace the stock earbuds with some of those awesome (if battery draining) sound cancelling ones.
Actually, Ms Marvel absorbed him kind-of at one point and it was thought that he was dead forever -- Fitting punishment for his frequent Vibranium smuggling and horrible fashion sense.
But, back to the subject of nigh-unspeakable evil, the character Wizard from the comics has done the unthinkable. He has created a clone of Klaw. And he did it with MP3s he downloaded off Bittorrent. The whole copyright-infringing super clone adventure is there for you to see in Fantastic Four Issue #549.
What have we learned?
Filesharing is not only theft AND piracy. It is also sometimes used to resurrect dead super villains.
Under no circumstances should we participate in P2P filesharing.
If you are interested in learning more, I recommend Fantastic Four #549. You can download it yourself at the link below:


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Side note: Spell check completely hated on this entire post. I think it must be run by robots.

1 comment:

Andrew Moore said...

"Cloned you, ironically enough, from a sound sample I obtained on bittorrent."

Only a comic book writer could get away with a line that cheesy.