Copyright Infringement Is Being Treated as Terrorism
August 16, 2013
Counter-Terrorism Gone Crazy
Top American security experts say that using “anti-terror” powers to go after non-terrorism related activities hurts our national security.
A good example is copyright infringement.
The Patriot Act has been invoked in connection with copyright infringement … such as by a fan of the tv show Stargate SG-1.
CNET reported in 2005:
Terrorist link to copyright piracy alleged ….
Counterfeit DVDs and cigarettes may be funding terrorists.
That’s what the Senate Homeland Security committee heard Wednesday from John Stedman, a lieutenant in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department who’s responsible for an eight-person team of intellectual property (IPR) investigators.
“Some associates of terrorist groups may be involved in IPR crime,” Stedman said.