Filed Under: media
Published On: April 28, 2011
Dear Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement,
I don’t know exactly how you got to be the de facto copyright cops for the entertainment industry, but when you start putting out videos like this:
…you might want to make sure you’re not putting foot firmly in mouth. See, downloading illicit movies might cost that boom mike operator her job. But you know what certainly will? Reusing and recutting NYC’s anti-piracy PSA for your own benefit, thus denying a boom mike operator a job.
So…for the record, ICE has cost at least one boom mike operator a job. In the words of the video’s street huckster “you’re what’s wrong with everything.”
Man, I certainly hope ICE licensed that video. Wouldn’t it be ironic if they pirated and plagiarized an anti-piracy PSA?