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There's been a lot of talk of piracy on here. I thought this was a pretty interesting solution.

I imagine that something similar could work for any digital material...
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It's a cute story, but of course it hasn't worked. There are several copies of the referenced film on Pirate Bay (including the fake one), and the latter has been noted as a fake.

If illegal downloaders were that easily duped, there wouldn't be much illegal downloading.
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On 2013-11-28 20:16, aalexander wrote:
There's been a lot of talk of piracy on here. I thought this was a pretty interesting solution.

I imagine that something similar could work for any digital material...


I don't think it will work but that was funny!!! LOL
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I posted it awhile back, but I think this actually would work for magicians for the same reasons it can't work for films and the like. I think it would at least shield medium-popular releases from mass-sharing. Most of the people who share don't actually read thoroughly, and almost none will ever perform it. I could easily take a book that is about to be released and alter it (possibly using some seemingly relevant text from public domain books) and a few people could distribute the fake to various sites right when the real copy is released. Compared to something like a film, piracy of mentalism would have fewer suppliers of the original file and even fewer people who could recognize a dud from the real thing and flag it. It muddies the water, and also makes it so that any theft of the real copy would have to overtake the dud.

Just an idea. And nobody would even have to shave their balls.
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On 2013-11-29 00:43, aalexander wrote:
I posted it awhile back, but I think this actually would work for magicians for the same reasons it can't work for films and the like. I think it would at least shield medium-popular releases from mass-sharing. Most of the people who share don't actually read thoroughly, and almost none will ever perform it. I could easily take a book that is about to be released and alter it (possibly using some seemingly relevant text from public domain books) and a few people could distribute the fake to various sites right when the real copy is released. Compared to something like a film, piracy of mentalism would have fewer suppliers of the original file and even fewer people who could recognize a dud from the real thing and flag it. It muddies the water, and also makes it so that any theft of the real copy would have to overtake the dud.

Just an idea. And nobody would even have to shave their balls.


Acctually a good idea. Maybe you are right!
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