The Perils Of Rhetorical Success

From the IFPI’s report on commercial piracy (Press Release: Music pirate sales hit record 1.1 billion discs but spread of fake CD trade slows), we get an indication of what happens when you conflate language to exploit subtext:

Commercial piracy, contrary to what commentators mistakenly think, is just as important a problem for the music industry today as internet piracy. And in several of the music industry’s very largest markets Рcountries with low rates of broadband penetration such as Brazil, Mexico and Russia Рpiracy of physical discs still dwarfs its internet equivalent.

Just who are these “commentators?” Methinks that they’re largely drawn from the recording industry…..