File Sharing Helps Terrorists
from the and,-oh-yeah,-that-copyright-thing dept
A few months ago, some entertainment industry folks floated the idea that file sharing "helped terrorists" because certain groups that were suspected of funding terrorist operations had ties to counterfeiting gangs. That was quite a stretch, but now the US Army is pointing out that file sharing might actually help terrorists if it's done by soldiers out in the field. It appears that American soldiers, far away from home, are trying to download the latest music via file sharing networks. Unfortunately, in some of these areas, bandwidth is a lot more scarce, and having it eaten up by people downloading the latest songs isn't helping matters. At the end, they also mention that, oh yeah, there's that whole copyright infringement thing - but the bandwidth issue is much more important.