I recently watched a rerun of Seinfeld, in which Jerry becomes entangled with a movie bootlegger, and finds out that he has a gift for movie piracy. Jerry’s talent would be the cure for what this Slashdot poster complains about: “I’ve yet to find a blockbuster movie that isn’t readily available on the net after it opens, but somehow this is still news. It’s still usually worth shelling out the cash to see a version that isn’t fuzzy with garbled sound, though.”
This post refers to a pirated copy of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith already available on the Internet. IP Blog has links to more info on this.
And all this is happening while the EU Parliament is debating new IP protections, including those related to software, video, and audio piracy.