Oddly the word ‘piracy’ or ‘copyright’ do not appear on Wikipedia’s entry for Terrorist Financing.
According to an Ars Technica article from 6 months ago, copyright pirates face the same pressures as everyone else, ie. they have to compete with free, and DVDs are on their way to obsolescence. There’s no money in it.
Nevertheless, we all learned something: commercials on the beginnings of DVDs work. We will believe all sorts of crazy shit if you repeat it often enough: piracy funds terrorism. Piracy funds terrorism. Double plus good.
When we were in high school we were told that cannabis was like a natural sex change agent! Boys would grow boobs and lactate. We didn’t believe it, but it made us anxious and we learned never to trust authority. (Ironically, it turns out McDonalds does make boys grow boobs.)