What is the IT coming to when your own soldiers start wearing wires? In the old days whatever happened in the IT, stayed in the IT. You didn't talk to outsiders, and if there was a problem you went to a Capo. Now, with all these immigrants it's hard to run a proper IT family... IT is quickly becoming like waste management, it's a dying way of doing business.
As the RIAA and the MPAA have shown in the past decade it's a perfectly legal way of doing business to threaten and blackmail people with the content they have downloaded. It's just that 10 dollars is very amateuristic. You should start with thousands of dollars for each item downloaded. 10 dollars almost seems like a realistic amount if the RIAA had a website saying: You, PjotrP, have downloaded a song by one of the artists we represent and for 10$ we will forget about it.
your point being that Israel and Iran are comparable in how they handle criticism?
Browsing through this thread I have yet to see any kind of politically correct motivated posts. Seriously nowadays if you would oppose to dropping a nuke on the whole of Somalia on the grounds that it would could cost us some money because we trade with the country and because we want to keep dealing blood-diamonds/oil/cheap prostitutes/drugs or whatever with Somalian crime-lords, you would still get the "you're just being politically correct" answer thrown at you. Most people in this thread oppose on practical grounds, which seems weird to some politically incorrect people because surely killing a problem is always the most practical solution, right?
Time for them to pay the piper!