Music and film firms want anti-terror powers

Remember, when you download music you’re downloading communism.

The music and film industries are demanding that the European parliament extends the scope of proposed anti-terror laws to help them prosecute illegal downloaders. In an open letter to MEPs, companies including Sony BMG, Disney and EMI have asked to be given access to communications data – records of phone calls, emails and internet surfing – in order to take legal action against pirates and filesharers. Current proposals restrict use of such information to cases of terrorism and organised crime.

If you buy products from these firms, you’re funding fuckwittery.

2 thoughts on “Music and film firms want anti-terror powers

  1. mr. mac says:

    Piss funny Gary. It’s almost like you say what we’re all thinking. Seriously, though, how do you rate their chances? Hopefully they already got this access in the US, so the governments of Europe will deny it just to be contrary.

  2. Gary says:

    I really don’t know how they’ll fare. We don’t have the same entrenched lobbying involving huge sums of money that affect Hollywood and the labels’ relationship with government, but we do seem to have a lot of idiot MPs and MEPs. And I’m rarely optimistic on monday mornings :)

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