Piracy is rampant in the US military.
Because the MPAA refuses to deliver entertainment to troops overseas, soldiers are forced to pirate.
Some download movies via the Internet, others buy bootleg DVDs, and there’s also talk about sanctioned “Morale” hard drives full of warez.
Recognizing the problem a 92-year old WWII veteran is also helping out. Hyman Strachman, or “Big Hy,” is sending thousands of illegally copied DVDs to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The New York Times has the full story, which is definitely worth reading.
Worth noting is the MPAA’s response to Big Hy’s pirate operation.
“We are grateful that the entertainment we produce can bring some enjoyment to them while they are away from home,” a spokesman said.