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Q: Cartoons dealing with Intellectual Property ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Cartoons dealing with Intellectual Property
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Comics and Animation
Asked by: ncrfgs-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 24 Oct 2005 13:29 PDT
Expires: 23 Nov 2005 12:29 PST
Question ID: 584336
Some time ago I've seen an episode of a cartoon (probably by Disney)
in which a character was criticized/reproved for having downloaded
music from the Internet.

I'd like to discover which cartoon was that and in which episode that happened

Thanks in advance.

Best regards..
Subject: Re: Cartoons dealing with Intellectual Property
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 24 Oct 2005 13:44 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi ncrfgs,

I believe the cartoon you are thinking of is "The Proud Channel". This
episode was aired Oct 5, 2001.

"Some media watchers are crying "foul" for Disney's use of a pre-teen
television cartoon to convey an anti-file-sharing message. A recent episode
of Disney's "The Proud Channel" used a plotline where Penny Proud is
introduced to file-sharing by a friend. Penny develops a liking to
downloading music from the Internet. The trouble starts when a musician
calls the police after receiving a smaller royalty check than expected. The
police - who surround Penny's house - threaten to arrest her causing her
parents to take away her computer. But if that's not enough, her downloading
music puts the local record store out of business as well."

Google's cache of

"In a 2001 episode of "The Proud Family," a Disney Channel cartoon
series, the teenager Penny gets addicted to filesharing after she is
shown the wonders of a Napster-like program called EZJackster."

Global Echo

"The Disney Channel cartoon series The Proud Family aired an episode
on October 5 entitled EZ Jackster . In the storyline, EZ Jackster is a
Napster-like site, and the show's little heroines get addicted to the
service and play a part in the downfall of the music industry."

The Register: Disney cartoon lambasts evil music-sharing

Search criteria:
cartoon "downloading music" internet
"The Proud Family" "downloading music"

I hope this is helpful. If you have any questions regarding my answer,
or believe this is not the cartoon you are thinking of, please don?t
hesitate to ask for further assistance before rating.

Best regards,
ncrfgs-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Hi rainbow,

Thanks you very much for your answer! Very fast and detailed.

Unfortunately I'm not sure it's what exactly what I was 
looking. I'd need to watch it in order to be sure. I will look 
for it and let you know.

By the way the articles you've linked are very interesting 
and are a good starting point.

I wonder if there is any other cartoon that deals with the 
same topic...

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