Blood on the Discs

This is a point that that film studios in Hong Kong were making years ago, that intellectual-property piracy funds some of the worst people in the world and their lethal activities. (Piracy apologists of the “information wants to be free” stripe have never acknowledged this.) I don’t know if they still do, but for a while Hong Kong DVDs had an opening informercial with sleazy criminal types delightedly saying “Thanks!” to people who bought pirated discs.