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D.M.C.A.


From: Gideon Hallett
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett
Subject: [I] D.M.C.A.
Date: 12 May 2000 10:03:05 GMT

A little topical filk that came to me this morning in the light of yesterday's attempts by a certain large software company to have posts on /. removed.

See http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=00/05/11/0153247&mode=thread (no longer valid) for more information.

D.M.C.A.

Young boy, you bin playin' with our toy
I said young boy, you ain't givin' us joy
I said young boy, you stop acting so coy
We all got our own attornies

Young boy, just get down on your knees
I said young boy, better pay us our fees
Buy a license, cause I'm sure you find
It's much better than doing time

Let's go and play with the D.M.C.A.
We'll make you pay with the D.M.C.A.
Cause we copyright music, we copyright text
And we'll copyright oxygen ne-xt

Let's go and play with the D.M.C.A.
We'll make you pay with the D.M.C.A.
We got big shiny lawyers
We like our royalties
We can do whatever we pleease

Young geek, what you saying about me
I said young geek, that's proprietory
I said young geek, take that post off your site
Or you're gonna have a big fight.

So what, if our coding is bad
I said young geek, open source is a fad
And just pay up, or the D.M.C.A.
Will make a big dent in your day.

Let's go and play with the D.M.C.A.
We'll make you pay with the D.M.C.A.
Cause we copyright music, we copyright text
And we'll copyright oxygen ne-xt

Let's go and play with the D.M.C.A.
We'll make you pay with the D.M.C.A.
We got big shiny lawyers
We like our royalties
We can do whatever we pleease

Young geek, we were making the news
We said, we know - love bugs give us the blues
We were trying just to make it all run
When the D.O.J. stopped our fun.

That's when we called our attorney
He said "I know, how to make the law pay
There's a ruling called the D.M.C.A.
And it might just be jackpot day"

Let's go and play with the D.M.C.A.
We'll make you pay with the D.M.C.A.
Cause we copyright music, we copyright text
And we'll copyright oxygen ne-xt

D.M.C.A

Let's go and play with the D.M.C.A.
We'll make you pay with the D.M.C.A.
Young boy, young boy, cause we've got legal aces
Young boy, young boy, cause we'll win any cases

D.M.C.A.
just bow down the the D.M.C.A.
Young geek, young geek, this is our finest hour
Young geek, young geek, cause we got total power.

D.M.C.A.
D.M.C.A.
D.M.C.A.

(and fade out...)

(It goes without saying; some lawyers are great and wonderful people. And some lawyers work for the RIAA and the MPAA and similar bodies instead.)

Gideon.


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