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U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey warned Friday that the huge profits generated from piracy and counterfeiting are increasingly flowing into the coffers of terrorist groups.
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"Criminal syndicates, and in some cases even terrorist groups, view IP crime as a lucrative business and see it as a low-risk way to fund other activities," Mukasey said. "A primary goal of our IP enforcement mission is to show these criminals that they're wrong."
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That's retarded. What profits?

Online piracy isn't like a black market.

And why do politicians keep trying to relate things to terrorism?
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LOL my ass it does

Now that I see this, I would be surprised if someone said if you buy from McDonald's or Burger King YOU'RE FUNDING TERRORISM.
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You don't make any money from internet piracy . Don't you just love how government people are so dense when it comes to these matters
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LOL my ass it does

Now that I see this, I would be surprised if someone said if you buy from McDonald's or Burger King YOU'RE FUNDING TERRORISM.
No, then that means 80% of the North American populations is aiding terrorism. Fat people RULE!

Edit: They may have saw it this way: "A terrorist and or individual who is supporting terrorism is downloading content (Porno, video games, and movies) and then ripping them to disk after some conversion, then selling it to either Star wars geeks and or children who are willing to pay for the DVD/CD or VHS. In return, they take these funds they made, to buy ballistic missiles and other equipment to aid the fight against the Bush administration".
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LOL my ass it does

Now that I see this, I would be surprised if someone said if you buy from McDonald's or Burger King YOU'RE FUNDING TERRORISM.
Eating fast food makes you fat, decreasing the number of able bodied people willing to fight for their country, which is in a way funding terrorism.
    
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Online Piracy Groups don't make money, I doubt Al Queda and other Terrorist groups wait for a new movie to come out so they can rip it and distribute it.

The real thing that funds terrorism is oil and diamonds, which I'm sure all of these politicians spend thousands on every year...
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Eating fast food makes you fat, decreasing the number of able bodied people willing to fight for their country, which is in a way funding terrorism.
oh lawd - see its happening already
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..... You guys don't realize how the internet works. How often do you surf a bit torrent site, look for a crack, or a serial and see an internet advertisement? I know that if you create an application on facebook, if it becomes popular you can bring in $10k a month from advertisement money for that application.

That's just on the internet. If you look at many other countries where piracy is a little more accepted, you can find people sitting on the street corners selling movies in cases that look like the real thing, but are obviously not.

I'm not saying that there's a crap ton of money in piracy, but that there is money to be had.
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They're not talking about online piracy
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