BitTorrent Bust and the ART Act
A few days ago the Feds busted the Elite Torrents, who were warez traders using BitTorrent. The target: sites trading the Revenge of the Sith. The timing of this makes me wonder–is the passage of the ART Act, reinforcing criminal standards for making available pre-release works, and the release of the new Star Wars movie a mere coincidence? Just like some think of the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act as the “Save Mickey” Act, maybe we’ll look back at the ART Act and think of it as the “Save the Sith” Act.