Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Who's Afraid of Copyright Infringement?

If you saw this on your computer would you think you'd done something wrong? Probably, because most of us have copied something or other without permission. It's pretty scary looking, too. I took this picture of a student's screen after she got this crazy alert. But I wonder how effective this is. Are people really afraid of getting caught illegally downloading music, movies, or TV shows? A small percentage must click the "settle and avoid court proceedings" button; enough for them to make money off the hoax.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

To me this looks much more like a "scam" than a "hoax"!

I hope you reported it to the proper authorities for criminal prosecution!