Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Homeland Security Coming to a Screen Near You?

The Department of Homeland Security is now pursuing people who download illegal movies. Why? Because they consider illegal downloads part of the war on terror. Yes, they are being serious. Civil-liberties-be-damned and mission-creep serious. More HERE.

“The reason the Department of Homeland Security is protecting Shrek is because we are all about protecting the homeland. We’re all about protecting American interests,” says John Morton, assistant secretary of DHS...“If you don’t think undermining Hollywood’s ability to produce a “Shrek,” undermining the creativity that goes into creating a “Shrek,” undermines the United States,” Morton says, “you are sadly mistaken.”

Who the heck pays these people? Oh, wait, we do. Sigh.

1 comment:

Mr. ? said...

Hello again K_Yew

Since I dont have your email, I thought I would just mention ever you ever get the chance you should read the new book called "In The Presidents Secret Service" By Ronald Kessler. Its a great and interesting read, lots of government information you may find useful for publishing on your blog. You can buy a copy on Amazon or at your local bookstore.

All the best. Keep up the posts on Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Requests.