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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    AJ, 9 May 2008 @ 5:10am

    Not THAT much of a stretch!

    Given that the record executives MUST be taking drugs for thinking they can give less for more money, their GANG of miscreants continue to acts as PIMPS for their forced-labor clients who PROSTITUTE themselves for the record labels, GAMBLING that the public will continue to put up with the s**t that the record industry foisters upon the consuming public. So, there must be a link to those with DRM somewhere, no?

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