Saturday, May 28, 2005

The Department of Homeland Security is now enforcing copyright law?

Apparently, P2P networks are a threat to National Security, ranking right up there with Osama bin Laden. DHS agents arrested 10 people for running a P2P site called EliteTorrents.

While I understand that downloading copyrighted files is illegal, shouldn't this be an FBI thing? How is violating copyrights a violation of Homeland Security? Is running a P2P site the equivalent of flying your plane into restricted airspace above the capitol? Flying your plane into a building? Setting off a car bomb?

I guess so. After all, Las Vegas law enforcement used the Patriot Act to shut down an adult bookstore a couple of years ago. We know all terrorists plots begin in adult bookstores, after all.


Now we know what kind of terrorists the government is really after: pornographers and illegal downloaders. Isn't it comforting to know we have our priorities is order?


Blogger Pkchukiss said...

Such blatant abuse of enacted laws for purposes outside their intended use is really creative exploitation of loopholes in the legal language.

Not enough emphasis is on the spirit of the law: most are focussed on the lifeless wordings to achieve their aim.

That is unscrupulous.


10:14 PM  

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