South Park parodies iTunes terms and conditions

South Park parodies iTunes terms and conditions

Summary: The ever-topical South Park took aim at Apple in the premiere episode of its 15th season last night. The show lampooned Locationgate and Apple's ridiculous 55-page iTunes terms and conditions.

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The ever-topical South Park took aim at Apple in the premiere episode of its 15th season last night. The show lampooned Locationgate and Apple's ridiculous 55-page iTunes terms and conditions which Kyle casually agrees to -- without reading them first.

After "swiping his homework from his iPad to his iPhone" Kyle gets tracked and abducted by a crew of business casual g-men (complete with Apple clipboards and jackets). After being held in an Abu Ghraib-like cell with two other "accepters" they're converted into a Humancentipad live on stage at at a Stevenote.

Two more (somewhat NSFW) clips from the episode are posted over at TechCrunch.

Topics: Mobility, Apple, Hardware

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  • RE: South Park parodies iTunes terms and conditions

    LOL :D
    Imrhien
    • RE: South Park parodies iTunes terms and conditions

      One of the funniest South Park episodes of all time!!
      Masari.Jones
  • They also parodied the snob factor

    Pretty funny when Cartman's mom refuses to pay for an iPad and tries to get Cartman a Toshiba "Handibook".
    otaddy
  • Our new legal overlords

    This is good news. More people will find out about the T's and C's from watching South Park than ever did by reading the EULA.

    Alas, no episode of South Park or anything else will inform the Droidsters that they've agreed to the same terms.
    Robert Hahn
  • RE: South Park parodies iTunes terms and conditions

    To be honest those were funny. Must be a sign of the times, become popular and have parodies done on you.
    Rick_K
    • RE: South Park parodies iTunes terms and conditions

      @Rick_K

      I think that being portrayed as a controlling, authoritarian tyrant who wants to achieve complete control over its products and their users is a little more than just a light hearted 'parody'....it was in fact a fairly savage attack which demonstrates that concern over Apple's tendency towards totalitarianism is starting to become mainstream.
      Doctor Demento
      • RE: South Park parodies iTunes terms and conditions

        @Doctor Demento
        What concern? I do not have any concerns, maybe because I do not have an iPad? I don?t know, I could see the humor, and I do not think that people are that simple minded as to believe what they see on a show like SouthPark.
        Rick_K
      • I wonder if you can watch this on an iPad?

        @Doctor Demento
        You know, with Apple's policy of "policing" what is acceptable for the iPhone and iPad.
        :)
        Bill Pharaoh
      • RE: South Park parodies iTunes terms and conditions

        @Doctor Demento

        Agreed, Doctor..... the fact is that the increasing 'known where you are every moment of the day' crap that the phone companies and Apple are doing is getting me very concerned. They should have a way to turn off all this location awareness stuff and/or not activate it until a person specifically says that they want to be monitored 24/7.
        Lerianis10
    • RE: South Park parodies iTunes terms and conditions

      @Rick_K
      Let's see if Apple thinks it's funny. They made Ellen Degeneres apologize publicly on her show for a parody that was far, far milder than that.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uma-p8c-r0A
      dazzlingd
      • As long as they don't use Apple's trademarked logo

        @dazzlingd
        they're cool.
        Bill Pharaoh
      • RE: South Park parodies iTunes terms and conditions

        @dazzlingd
        Anybody with any common sense at all knows better than to fuck with the Comedy Channel or with Adult Swim. SP parodied Mormonism and nothing happened. SP even parodied *Scientology* and got away with it! Fighting a parody is like wrestling the tar-baby: you get yourself slimed and gain nothing. Fight a parody and that fight only leads to further parodies of the fight itself. Apple could never win, any more than Mormonism or Scientology could have. If SP can fuck over those two groups and get away with it, then it can fuck over Apple and get away with it.
        hwgray
    • Wrong kind of popular

      @Rick_K
      it depends on what the parody is. Getting parodied for your charitable giving in a fun way is one thing, getting it for a "terms and condition" thing isn't so much.
      Bill Pharaoh
  • RE: South Park parodies iTunes terms and conditions

    I will take Trey and Matt over iJobs anyday. Truth hurts apple fanbois get over it.
    hopp64
    • RE: South Park parodies iTunes terms and conditions

      @hopp64 Nothing to get over! That Southpark thing, that right there was funny I don't care who you are...
      athynz
  • Why...

    ... do people insist on bagging fanbois? I'm one. I don't care that Apple, the Government, Banks & Big Brother track me. I've got nothing to hide. A bit like the former Miss USA who got upset at a patdown, because she wouldn't walk through a full body scanner. Get over it. If you've got nothing to hide, no issues. We travel safer thanks to Airport security, and live safer thanks to phones that have the ability to inform of location. Growing numbers of people are being rescued and recovering stolen goods, thanks to tracking. Bring it on.
    mattmuir
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