Torrentfreak has announced an amusing case of being hoisted by one's own petard:
The Business Software Alliance, a trade group representing Adobe, Apple and Microsoft, has been caught using a "stolen" photo in one of their anti-piracy campaigns. The group is running various Facebook ads to convince people to snitch on pirates, but this effort has backfired terribly.
After being contacted about the use of a photo of a pot of gold by Torrentfreak, the BSA didn't respond and within an hour the advert had mysteriously disappeared.
(Score: 5, Funny) by TK on Wednesday March 26 2014, @05:42PM
When I read stories like this one, I like to imagine that the designer that made the ads was well aware of the source of the content, but went ahead anyway because they knew the bad publicity it would cause. In my imaginary scenario, the lowly designer grunt is merely working for the beast to pay the bills, and has, at most, no love for their cause.
The fleas have smaller fleas, upon their backs to bite them, and those fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum