LA Includes Piracy With Drugs, Gangs, Prostitution And Gambling As 'Detrimental To Public Health & Safety'

from the but-of-course dept

Various laws have allowed local governments to declare specific property "detrimental to public health & safety" when that property becomes overrun with drugs, gangs, prostitution or gambling. However, the entertainment industry's hometown gov't in Los Angeles has now expanded the list to include music and movie piracy as well. Whatever you think of unauthorized copying of content, it's difficult to see how you can, with a straight face, claim that it is the equivalent of property being overrun with drugs, gangs prostitution or gambling.

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    CMG, 9 May 2008 @ 4:23am

    LoL

    Drugs, Gangs, Prostitution And Gambling.

    Sure, Piracy got me in hospital with an overdose and gunshot wounds from a gang attack. Piracy also gave me AIDs and crabs. Piracy also lost me all my money to a casino.

    Woe is me.

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