#1 By: Cory Doctorow, September 26th, 2013 09:50
#2 By: micah, September 26th, 2013 13:25
#3 By: Robert Cruickshank, September 26th, 2013 16:24
The MPAA's catchphrase "Downloading is Mean!" is an example of what I'd call simplifaction - a portmanteau of 'simplify' and 'putrefaction' - basically one step beyond oversimplification. Then again, the US media barons just want you to stop copying (and probably remixing and format shifting) and buy more.
If the Tumblrsphere were producing this, the catchphrase would probably be "Not crediting the creator is mean!" which is probably more realistic, but rather unwieldy. "Crediting is Cool!" maybe?
#4 By: Cory Doctorow, October 1st, 2013 09:50
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