TorrentFreak has word on a big plan to rid London of a horrible scourge:
“Touted as the biggest ever anti-piracy collaboration, the MPA and several major anti-piracy groups have announced that by the time the 2012 Olympics begin, they will have made London “a fake-free zone”. This impossible mission to stamp out DVD piracy was launched by Intellectual Property Minister, David Lammy.”
Is it just me, or does this sound like an enormous waste of time and resources? Isn’t there real crime in London? How about making the city murder-free by 2012? Or how about a “felony-free zone?”
It upsets me to see how much of our tax money (both here in the US and around the world) is wasted on “stamping out DVD piracy” – not only is it completely ineffective but any small benefit achieved is only enjoyed by the major movie studios who will continue to use it all as an excuse to raise ticket prices.
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