Having been around the web for as long as I have you come across some really stupid arguments as government and old media companies fight piracy on the web but this one from the British Transport Police has to be the stupidest and craziest argument I have seen yet.
It all starts with that billboard you see in the image above which says the following:
“A bomb won’t go off here because weeks before the criminal pirating films was caught by monitoring his internet history. Pirating films funds terrorism and organized crime. Report it today.
Confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline
Call 0800 789 321”
In other words if you are a pirate or support piracy or just against governments being able monitor your internet usage then you are all for killing babies.
Up until this point the fight against piracy has been centered around the idea that piracy supports terrorists but this new angle has to be not only offensive but incredibly idiotic.