Cold Pizza Piracy

While waiting for inspiration to write my next article, I stumbled upon this ColdPizza Parody by Scott Lazar and others. I can’t help but think that translating a normal license to another area ends up as a hilarious parody makes a somewhat sorry statement about the current state of the "cultural industry."

As usual, the comments of the readers are adding a lot to the experience. This is a reaction to having admitted making a Pizza omelette:out of Cold Pizza:

    You will pay dearly for that, Mr. RealProgrammer. The PIAA (Pizza Industry Ass. of America) does not find it amusing that you would pirate the hard work of their members. Creative people making almost minimum wage put many years of total effort into that recipe, and they have a right to insist that you only use the ingrediants as intended. The PIAA expects you to identify yourself and pay prompt restitution forthwith. Failure to do so will result in legal action against you and any of your friends or family with which you have shared in this abominable piracy of fine pizza ingrediants. Our legal firm, "Dewey, Cheetam, and Howe" will be in contact with you as soon as they can compel your grocery store to identify you. We believe our motto says it all: "The PIAA: All your pizza are belong to us!" 


I think their correct name is "United Pizza Industry Technologies of America (PITA)", though. 😉

About Georg Greve

Georg Greve is a technologist and entrepreneur. Background as a software developer and physicist. Head of product development and Chairman at Vereign AG. Founding president of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). Previously president and CEO at Kolab Systems AG, a Swiss Open Source ISV. In 2009 Georg was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon by the Federal Republic of Germany for his contributions to Open Source and Open Standards.
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