CCTV just ran a news feature on the nightmare possibility that someone might copy the official broadcast of Olympic events and then distribute it in a pirated or unauthorized form. The newscaster pointed out that this would be in flagrant disregard of the intellectual property rights of the Beijing Olympics themselves and of CCTV, the official broadcaster.

I can barely imagine the horror of some group in China copying someone else's proprietary material and distributing it outside the proper channels.

(Below, from the latest trip to the local video store. Click for larger version.)

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