Disney Channel Show Takes Aim At Online File-Trading

10/24/2001 | Wired magazine

An episode of the Disney Channel's "The Proud Family" animated series features the heroine downloading files from the fictional Jackster file-trading program, only to realize that doing so put local stores out of business and stole royalties from deserving artists. Critics say the obvious message is the cheapest shot a media conglomerate has taken yet to protect its assets.

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