Entertainment Industry Redefines Organized Crime To Its Liking
from the well,-it-is-organized... dept
Remember last month when the entertainment industry came out with it’s big scary warning about how commercial counterfeiting of entertainment products was increasingly being taken over by organized crime in the US? Not many people seemed to question where that data came from. So, now that people are calling them on the claim, they’re basically redefining organized crime to mean any crime that involves a couple of people, which (of course) makes it “organized.” However, while they know they gave everyone the impression that Tony Soprano was out there counterfeiting CDs, it seems like only a few small-time thugs have been caught — and most seemed to be doing it on their own, rather than as a concerted mob effort. Of course, you can’t be too surprised that the entertainment industry would be overhyping the story. They’ve done it plenty of times in the past — including when they pretended they shut down a legitimate DVD copying plant that wasn’t actually shut down, claiming they seized $30 million worth of illegal material, which was both legal and valued at about $25,000.