Colbert Helps Save World From Polka Pirates
from the those-darn-pirates dept
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Nailed 'Em - Polka Piracy|
Separately, I do find it amusing to see folks like Colbert mock the overreaction to things like copyright infringement -- considering that his employer, Viacom, is so aggressive on spreading the myth that DVD counterfeiting is really about supporting terrorism and organized crime.
Update: Good discussion in the comments about what the specific charges were in this case. Apparently, the guy used government equipment to make the recording and DVDs, so the local government felt it was theirs -- and they sold their own DVDs, which this guy's DVDs undercut. He was charged with using city property for "personal gain." Oddly, there's an "embezzlement" charge as a part of this... More details here.