I figured it out. The government’s (and everyone else’s) new code word is “terrorist”. If you don’t like something or want to instantly sway public opinion against something, call them terrorsts, or claim that they help fund terrorists. drug dealers == terrorists counterfeit dvd sellers == terrorists music or software piracy == terrorists I don’t think people are really stupid enough to believe that crap.
Sickening: Two shops in Vancouver
selling counterfeit DVDs. Along with the standard “billions and billlions of dollars lost each year” figure, the Motion Picture Association lawyer trotted out the connection that the profits from the sale of these illegal DVDs may help fund organized crime and terrorists. [via Lawrence] Morbus: whaaa? that doesn’t even begin t… sigh. [Aaron Swartz: Secret Agent]