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Help me remember the name of an xkcd comic!

Postby eovnu87435ds » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:19 am UTC

Hey, I am doing a research project on internet piracy, and I am looking for an xkcd comic that has to do with it, but I forget the title, and therefore, can't find it in the archive. I remember it was comparing how if you legitimatley buy your music, you eventually lose them because of stupid DRM stuff, and then you become a pirate trying to recover your music, to just pirating your music in the first place and having a reliable library. If you happen to know the name, could you help me out?

Also, if any of you happen to be, or know someone who works for a music company like iTunes, a record agency, an anti-piracy institution, or a torrenting website, I do need to conduct a short interview(about 10 questions). If you do know of anybody, that would be awesome!

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Re: Help me remember the name of an xkcd comic!

Postby phlip » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:42 am UTC

All the xkcd strips have the transcript embedded in the page so that they can be indexed by Google...

I think you're referring to Steal This Comic.

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Re: Help me remember the name of an xkcd comic!

Postby hintss » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:56 am UTC

also, which was the one with the killowatt laser on the roof?

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Re: Help me remember the name of an xkcd comic!

Postby Cryopyre » Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:18 am UTC

Searching "laser roof" yields this:

http://xkcd.com/382/
Felstaff wrote:I actually see what religion is to social, economical and perhaps political progress in a similar way to what war is to technological progress.

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Re: Help me remember the name of an xkcd comic!

Postby scarecrovv » Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:23 am UTC

hintss wrote:also, which was the one with the killowatt laser on the roof?

http://xkcd.com/382/ searching for squirrels (the target of the laser) turned that up.

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Re: Help me remember the name of an xkcd comic!

Postby eovnu87435ds » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:30 pm UTC

phlip wrote:All the xkcd strips have the transcript embedded in the page so that they can be indexed by Google...

I think you're referring to Steal This Comic.


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