“[M]y goal is to always come from a place of love… but sometimes you just have to break it down for a motherfucker.” -RuPaul

We’ve all had to face the dilemma, when we can’t easily afford something, whether to forego it, or whether to obtain it through means that don’t compensate the original content creator. There’s a great Donna Summer song that I think applies here:

She Works Hard For The Money.

When I was a kid, we’d tape songs off the radio or movies off the TV, when I was in college, we’d download bootlegs off the internet, and now pirating music, movies and television is easier than ever.

Image credit: via the Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/rupaul-fake-album_n_4914095.html.

Image credit: via the Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/rupaul-fake-album_n_4914095.html.

While some artists fight back with lawsuits or even more unscrupulous practices, one artist in particular — the inimitable RuPaul — did the cleverest thing I’ve ever seen.

Go learn about the incredible decoy album she created here!

Comments

  1. #1 Kurt
    March 16, 2014

    You seem like a smart guy, so I’ll assume this article is sarcastic, but just incase it’s not:

    It’s not novel. It’s actually quite a dumb idea, obviously from an old drag queen who doesn’t understand torrent sites. The comments section will tell you if it’s fake or not. If not there, then the upload history of the uploader will.

    The albums (real and fake) have less than 100 people sharing it and in no way contributed to any meaningful sales boost.

    “the greatest artist-against-piracy stunt I’ve ever heard of”
    “And that’s the most novel, creative and entertaining thing I’ve come across this week”

    Ok, it must be sarcastic…

  2. #2 Sinisa Lazarek
    March 17, 2014

    “On the one hand, you’ve got incredibly hard-working individuals producing some of the best music, movies, television and other entertaining content that exists in this world.”

    surely you’re not putting someone as RuPaul in that category…