Pirate News: After a 15 year investigation, copyright lawyers for the music industry have finally caught up with a man who illegally made a mixtape in the 1990’s.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today confirmed that they had tracked down the man who made a mixtape for a girl he was trying to impress in 1997.

It’s reported that one side of the mixtape had a distinct ‘Britpop’ feel, featuring songs from Radiohead’s OK Computer album, as well as Blur’s self titled fifth album and The Verve song “Bittersweet Symphony” from Urban Hymns.

The second side was more upbeat, in order to prove to the unnamed girl that the man wasn’t just a shoegazing, introspective loser. This side featured tracks from Daft Punk, the Spice Girls and – in an attempt at irony – the UK’s Eurovision entry for that year by Katrina and the Waves.

“This guy thinks he’s so clever, trying to show off facets of his personality through a mixtape,” said RIAA spokesman Chad Dowelling. “But he’s a pirate, and our team of investigators have spent the last 15 years – at a cost of over 8 million dollars – tracking this scumbag down.”

“I’d like to see if he still thinks impressing that girl was worth it, when he’s tossing some felon’s salad in maximum security prison.”

Story: Simon Swatman

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15 Responses

  • Charlie Cat

    I think you’ll find it’s “in the 90s” or “in the 1990s” and there is no need for an apostrophe. You would, of course, need a possessive apostrophe if you said “90′s music” or “1990′s music” because you would be referring to music belong to that decade. Thank you. Please carry on.

    July 5, 2012 at 10:02 am
  • lurch

    meo-ow maow maow meow maow meooow. Charlie says ‘always tell your mommy before you go out somewhere’.

    July 5, 2012 at 8:04 pm
  • Boris

    This is pathetic , i bet every single one of those cunts in the music industry also made mixtapes out of radio and stuff when they were teens in the 90′s……thats more than idiotic

    July 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm
  • BloodSplatteredAngel91

    This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard; most people in the 90′s made mix tapes. This is nothing short of pathetic. People get less for rape and murder…

    July 6, 2012 at 1:02 am
  • dave

    what, did your one give the tape to the cops or something. how’d they find out it was made by him let alone made in the first place.. what a load of shit!!

    July 6, 2012 at 1:42 am
  • electro soundwave

    @ lurch Gee thanks, now I have to go listen to the Experience again.

    Anyway, I think the word to describe the RIAA would be twatwaffle

    July 6, 2012 at 9:05 am
  • Bob

    Hahaha this made me laugh.. I made mixtape’s in the 90′s hope there not going to track me down! I dont want to loose my job!

    July 6, 2012 at 11:04 am
  • Danny

    Not to worry, Bob. If the grammar, spelling, and punctuation police come, however, you are going to do some serious time in the clink.

    July 7, 2012 at 1:49 am
  • dan

    Haven’t the RIOF or whatever they are called got better things to be doing? Like catching peadophiles for one. They could have caught eighteen child abusers for that money if my calculations are correct. Won’t somebody please think of the children

    July 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm
  • Victor

    This is obviously a joke and it’s well made. Come on people didn’t u notice they are making fun of fags at riaa and the us of a in general?

    July 9, 2012 at 10:49 pm
  • gar d

    are you haven a fuckn laugh 8million and 15yrs to catch a guy over a mix tape grown up you fuckn losers is more important shit to worry about you muppets

    July 10, 2012 at 11:34 am
  • DJ Dust

    How thick are some people? This is a spoof website. Not real…

    July 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm
  • Oh the humanity of it all

    “But he’s a pirate, and our team of investigators have spent the last 15 years – at a cost of over 8 million dollars – tracking this scumbag down.” ?????????? Is this for real??? This guy so needs a bullet in the head, disgusting vile creature!!! Put him in jail and let him eat tossed salad by another felonious creature in a maximum security hump you in the bum jail.

    July 10, 2012 at 7:29 pm
  • I'm always right

    OH MY GOD. I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS GENUINE!!! SINGLING OUT ONE POOR GUY WHEN WE ALL DID IT!!!!

    AND TO DJ DUST – WHAT ARE YOU ON ABOUT. SPOOF??? JUST SHUT UP. ARE YOU FOR REAL?????

    July 14, 2012 at 10:18 pm
  • Sam

    Wow, the world is so stupid. How dumb are these commenters that believe this? It’s actually depressing that people can be so retarded.

    August 22, 2012 at 11:02 pm