Terror Comes In Many Forms. Including MP3 and Blu-Ray.

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  1. MadRocketScientist says:

    Land of the free, home of the brave…

    my ass

  2. Piper says:

    What a tool. The only way this makes sense is if there's malware being used to attack the US Gov't hidden in the files, and it's pretty clear from the article that's not the case.

  3. Scott Jacobs says:

    I hope Mr Morton doesn't have any facial hair…

    I mean, I can only imagine how much it would tickle, seeing as how he's got his head so far up the collective ass of the RIAA…

  4. Bob says:

    If you told me this was an Onion article, I'd believe you.

  5. Mike says:

    Nice work on the Darmok reference.

    Osama and Saddam at The Pirate Bay. OSAMA AND SADDAM AT THE PIRATE BAY.

  6. Linus says:

    I love this post, and your explanation of our love of boxes. Next time I talk with someone who pooh-poohs "the slippery slope", I will shriek "it's boxes, you fool! BOXES!" and then I will send him here.

  7. SG says:

    That remids me of a satirical piece a French author penned in the 19th century, which was a petition from lamp-makers and charcoal merchants for the government to outlaw the Sun. As a free source of heat and light, the Sun is clearly disloyal competition for purveyors of heat and light.

    And… isn't the Sun particularily intense in Arab countries ?
    Some of these countries being those that profit from the oil trade ?
    Off the back of hard-working, Michigan-dwelling Americans that need additional heat and light in the winter, while the Sun is shining confortably on Afghan talebans ?

    Nuke the f*cker !

  8. John David Galt says:

    No matter what judgment you make about the morality of downloading, the word for it is infringement, not "piracy". Downloading Shrek may or may not amount to "stealing" from the studio that made it*, but it's not comparable to the crime of hijacking a plane or ship.

    * This question depends on other moral questions. Is the term of copyright reasonable or excessive? Does the studio use DRM technology to impose restrictions beyond those they're entitled to (such as not skipping ads)? Are they giving their writers and performers their fair shares? There have been plenty of cases in the past 20 years that cast doubt on all of these topics, and if the studio is wrong on any of them it would taint their moral claim to royalties, wouldn't it?

  9. SG says:

    Well, in fact the logic seems to be that illegal downloaders undermine (consciously ?) this pillar of America that is Hollywood.

    But by the same standard, the DHS should have stepped in to resolve the auto industry crisis with surgical strikes on plants in other countries where cars are produced cheaply. And especially, waterboarding for anyone who buys a non-American car.

  1. July 6, 2010

    […] Terror Comes In Many Forms. Including MP3 and Blu-Ray. We get to go to the polls every couple of years and choose between two flavors of the same gruel. The inmates get to elect the guards. Then, having exercised our rights as free citizens of a great social democracy, we go back to obeying orders. — Hal O'Boyle […]