Remember when you were a kid reading Archie comics, and they tackled “cutting edge” topics like video games? Well, an upcoming edition of Archie tackles a topic that’s very au courant–filesharing. (What, you thought it was going to be MySpace?) The official plot summary for “Record Breaker,” the lead story in the September issue:
“Record Breaker”: Instead of pressing CD’s, the Archies decide to sell downloadable files of their songs on the internet… which doesn’t translate to much profit once the 3 purchased files are shared over and over again!
Awww, poor kids. But wait, couldn’t Sabrina the Teenage Witch have put some sort of spell on the shared files? It would be kind of like the Zune’s “three plays, three days” thing, only, you know, more supernatural.
Archie becomes tool for the RIAA [Boing Boing]