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Available online for free (as .eps) here. Available in the gallery for free at the AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FREE opening in Vienna on the 26th.

More photos here. Big ups to LM4K on the sticker connect.

Posted on February 19, 2009

BROWSE / IN TIMELINE

COMMENTS

  1. Ktok says:

    Wow, yeah, that’s great… you people make me sick.

    1. You are defacing someone else’s property by doing this. Believe it or not, the store owns those items till you pay for them. This is no more legal than putting stickers on someone else’s car or house.

    2. You are promoting a crime. This is no different than putting up signs that say “go rape someone” or “rob a bank”. You are encouraging the commission of a crime.

    3. The person you’re really hurting here are the poor minimum wage slaves who have to scrape your “brilliant” joke off all that merchandise.

    4. You make legitimate free, open source software groups look like crap through association with you morons.

    5. You can get anything you want in life for free if you’re willing to steal it or take it by force. Even your moms. Douchebags…

  2. borna says:

    “I am but a broth of a man.” – Ricky Laska

  3. Thom says:

    I own a small independent video store that I work by myself.

    Thanks for helping destroy my livelihood guys.

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  5. Can you send me a couple of those stickers

  6. DKHurt says:

    I’m the sort of person who would buy a crate of these, go to Best Buy, and plaster them all over the computers, laptops, and iPods.

  7. Anonymous says:

    The critical voices all sounded reasonable until ‘This is no different than putting up signs that say “go rape someone”’. You, sir, (you MUST be male) are a complete cocksore.

  8. John Knutson says:

    Well, if your intent was to generate some heat, you’ve cetainly done that. Light? Not sure. Those who complain about the ‘wage slaves’(to quote several of your correspondents) should actually compliment you, since you are giving them more work. At least removing your stickers is marginally more fulilling than making or serving macwhatits, and much better for the customers. BTW, are the stickers themselves available online for free? No, not the pdf of the stickers, but the real stickers.

  9. Anonymous says:

    To repeat what people have said above, it’s (kinda almost) okay to put those stickers on shrinkwrapped, overpriced MS products, but ruining vinyl covers? You guys are cunts.

  10. Dante Chiron says:

    Me – filmmaker. Me – not supported by studio system. Me – eeks out a living on films that I produce independently and sell at various retail outlets. You – put one of those stickers on my shit advocating ripping my work and I will personally hunt your asses down and make your lives miserable.

  11. YP says:

    I don’t know. I spent a lot of my college years working shitty-ass retail jobs where the bosses and the customers looked down at you–that is, if they actually saw you at all. These stickers would have made my freakin’ day.

  12. Mother J says:

    I love all these Bourgeois dullards who think things can be changed by doing nothing objectionable, and politely accepting the bullshit you were all trained to say thank you for.

  13. Mother J says:

    I own a small indy vinyl store and I barely squeak by and “barely squeaking by” has become all my defeated soul can hope for… so please don’t attempt to change anything.

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  17. david says:

    this is amazing and anyone that says otherwise takes capitalism too seriously

  18. smithy says:

    serriously you guys are fucking hillarious,posting comments about how “You – put one of those stickers on my shit advocating ripping my work and I will personally hunt your asses down and make your lives miserable.” and comparing it to rape? on a site that promotes free art and possitive,productive action? do you think about what you say? do you realise how foolish you sound? i hope not because id fucking want to die if it was me. fyi the stickers rule but i think it should have been horse shit.

  19. Roy says:

    The hourly wage-slave doesn’t suffer from this. He is paid for each hour he scrapes off stickers.

    Copyright protection is not capitalism. It is monopolism. And as the status quo of monopolism dictates: you, the tax-payer, subsidize its cost while the producer profits.

    Proponents of copyright protection often use the rhetoric of “it protects ingenuity, the little guy, the inventor”. Obviously, if it protected the little guy, it would be the little guy that was listed on the production label. It would be the inventor the profits from his invention. The artist that profits from his work. In majority. That, in fact, is a rarity.

    Before and after copyright protection laws existed, the same cycle existed:
    1. Inventor (whose market specialization is in inventing and / or the specialty of his invention — not production) creates a new product.
    2. A large producer buys the product from the inventor – usually with a contract for sole use of patent – whether protected by law or not.
    3. Producer chooses one of two options:
    a. “Shelve” product and simply prevent the competition from using it. Do not produce it.
    b. Produce the product at a fixed price. They control supply.

    Here, the creator has only received a fraction of the profit that is derived from the real market: production and sale of the actual product.

    You, the consumer, suffer greatly from this as well.

    When items are shelved, you, the consumer, have a lack of diversity in product choice.

    When items are sold, but supply is artificially limited, you the consumer pay artificially high prices for products.

  20. Tyler says:

    Where can I get some of these!?

  21. Kieron says:

    discussion = sticker campaign wins

  22. Keynan says:

    So the rich will lose money?That’s sucks for them huh.

  23. Jalon says:

    And “sounds ugly” makes complete sense, Zm… You guys have really been sucked into the corporate machine, to the point where you’re defending the very vampire that sucks you dry. Way to have the wool pulled over your eyes.

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  25. Laser says:

    The money people don’t spend on copyrighted stuff are either money they don’t have or money they spend on something else, so it doesn’t have a negative impact on the economy.

    On a related note: Where do I get these stickers? I’m sure they’re available online for free, but what if I want to help boost the economy and pay for them?

  26. Sarah Eckrich says:

    As someone who has worked for minimum wage scraping, sweeping, and cleaning up after careless others, I can honestly say this does nothing to offend me. So what if someone has to peal it off? That’s what you’re hired to do. Suck it up and quit complaining. If you disagree with the sentiment, fine. But since when is removing a sticker the size of a small fist some big physical chore? I mean is it REALLY going to hinder anyone that much? Grow up.
    That being said, I think this is fantastic. Us minimum wagers are well aware of the ridiculous costs of buying anything anymore from greedy corporations who only spend a fraction of the price developing, producing and marketing their products. (You would think others slaving away to make nothing would identify with this, by the way, and not criticize it. Pick a side and stick to it you pseudo intellectual pussies. Maybe if you did stuff with your free time that wasn’t criticizing people online, you could find a job making more than minimum wage…)

  27. Anonymous says:

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