Logic and rational argument have had little effect in the copyright wars. Let’s hear it for scorn and ridicule!
Send-up of “Respect Copyright” PSAs. The CBC’s Rick Mercer has produced a screamingly funny, vicious parody of the copyright boo-hoo-poor-Hollywood ads that run in front of all the movies in Canada now.
WHO MAKES MOVIES?
You know, people go see a comedy or a fantasy or an action film and nine times out of ten they walk out of the theatre at they look at one another and they say “Wow, that was really bad.”
CHARLIE NESMAN MAKES BAD MOVIES
I make a lot of sequels. I’m the guy who makes part four and part five of movies where you haven’t heard of the first one. Someday I’d like to make a part two.
What kind of movie do I like? I like a movie about a monkey that gets special powers and then has to play a sport. That’s the kind of movie I like.
THE PIRACY ISSUE
I don’t know why anyone would ever steal a movie. Unless of course it’s to avoid this commercial which we now play in front of every single movie you could possibly go to, telling you you’re bad for stealing even though you just spent $11 to see some movie and instead you have to sit there and listen to me whine at you and accuse you of being a thief. Nevermind the $9 you just spent for $0.30 worth of popping corn.
MOVIES: THEY’RE NOT WORTH IT
You’re very bad people.