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Why cybercrime is bad for the movie business

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News of criminals beating the law by using Skype to plot their dastardly deeds got Downtime a bit concerned about the prevalence of high-tech crime. Not because of its effects on society, but because of how storylines for future gangster movies will have to be modified to take account of cultural changes.

Villains no longer need to spend months planning the perfect bank job when they can recruit some 13-year-old script kiddie to phish online bank details.

Downtime wonders how classic gangster films would be affected by trends if they were re-made in the future. Goodfellas would have to be about a young boy's rise through the ranks as a dotcom star, the Godfather would be about a cartel of IT support desk families looking to protect their maintenance on contracts, and Heat would be a film examining the similarities of Linux and Microsoft developers.

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