[LINK] Fwd: [crimescenewriter] Film Piracy and Terrorism
brendansweb at optusnet.com.au
Thu Mar 5 10:50:23 EST 2009
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> It had to happen -- the study, not the 'fact'. 'Terrorism' - the new
> excuse for anything.
The Rand Corporation has published a report linking the proceeds of infringement (of films) with funding of terrorist groups. This is a meme (infringement funds organised crime/terrorism) which copyright ideologues have been pushing for many years, with varying degrees of success. The argument is that if it funds terrorism then something must be done to stop that flow of funds. Ideologues then argue that this means that the scope of copyright and the penalties for infringement must be ramped up. Such an argument is without a basis in logic...
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