Weird Al Yankovic, the curly haired, parody-creating icon of pop music is back and this time, he’s sticking up for the little guy (hey, that’s us). According to a Sony press release, Al’s new single "Don’t Download This Song" is being offered as a free MP3 in hopes of getting as many hits as possible.

The new single is a jab at artists and law makers who worry that music downloading is diminishing their cash flow. Al mockingly sings from the perspective of someone who is against dowloading, as one line goes, " It doesn’t matter if you’re a grandma or a seven year-old girl, they’ll treat you like the evil, hard bitten criminal scum you are."

The new single, like a lot of other Weird Al songs, contains a number of pop culture references (like "even Lars Ulrich knows it’s wrong, you can just ask him" and "or you might wind up in jail like Tommy Chong"), as well as random quips about what might become of somebody if they violate national copyright laws.

One cannot help but listen to "Don’t Download This Song" and detect a hint of true irritation from the goofy Yankovic. Could this be his way of taking a stand against the financial establishment? You decide.

Weird Al’s new CD Straight Outta Lynwood is due out Sept 26 from Sony. You can download "Don’t Download This Song" right here.

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