Jail for pirates
Hit films soon appear on sale around the world on pirate DVDs
US law targets online 'pirates'
People who "pirate" music and movies on the internet in the US face up to three years in jail under a new law signed by President Bush on Wednesday.
The bill targets file-sharers who put copies of new songs and films online before their commercial release.
It also introduces tough new penalties for anyone caught in a cinema filming a movie with a video camera.
The movie and music industries both complain that hi-tech piracy stops fans paying for their products.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) said 90% of pirated films were "stolen" by people in cinemas with camcorders taping films to put online or on DVDs.
They will also now face up to three years in jail.
Perhaps this is another reason why Micro$oft is kissing Bush Buttocks?
posted by Steve @ 12:55:00 AM