[ Retro Scan of the Week ] “What’s Wrong With Copying Software?”

January 21st, 2008 by Benj Edwards

SPA Anti-Software Piracy Ad

“…and that’s why every time you copy M.U.L.E., a kitten dies.”

“Oh God, Bill. You’re making me cry.”

[ Scanned from Popular Computing, 1984 ]

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7 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] “What’s Wrong With Copying Software?””

  1. rms Says:

    The guy on the left is about to get his clock cleaned. Or possibly asked out. Or maybe both.

  2. Dennis - SGMM Says:

    All those bootleg copies of DOS 6 certainly destroyed Microsoft. Thankfully, that led to the current dominance of OS 2 Warp XVI – the other OS for people who want to be chained to proprietary hardware.

  3. Kitsunexus Says:

    Let’s get this out of the way:


    Thank you.

  4. Chris Says:

    I wish I hadn’t spent so much time copying C64 games in the ’80s… I may have learned to program the thing better! Crime doesn’t pay! 😛

  5. matta Says:

    OMG, M.U.L.E.!! Haven’t thought of that in decades. Good gosh, they don’t make like that anymore…

  6. jam Says:

    The guy on the left looks like Al Gore. Wouldn’t he support unofficial copies of software without all the greenhouse gas-emitting packaging?

  7. EastBayAnt Says:

    This certainly convinced me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xfqkdh5Js4 .

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