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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    Kiba, 8 May 2008 @ 4:50pm

    Irony

    By corporations focusing on fighting piracy, they take away precious resources that can be used to fight new, smaller, innovative firms.


    These firms, smart enough to avoid the "war on piracy" mines will have easier time to grow into gigantic competitor that will be the nightmare of RIAA and MPAA and any other DRM embracing firms.

    Stronger effort will simply yield even a gloomier future.

    Anti-piracy efforts is a seed of firms' own destruction and for competitors, a blessing.

    Ironic.

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