Stopping Piracy The Old-Fashioned Way

The war on copyright piracy is looking increasingly like the war on drugs – a few stalwart enforcers desperately trying to hold back an unstoppable global wave of illegal activity. And the battles aren’t just in courtrooms and online: “Recently, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry helped set up a raid on a notorious market near Mexico City called Tepito – using 1500 armed officers. There was a four-hour long battle with racketeers before arrests were made.”