Fox News Corp. isn’t amused that its freelance columnist, Roger Friedman, has watched a pirated version of 20th Century Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine and apparently promoted such piracy in a column he posted on Fox News’ website. According to Nikki Finke, Friedman has apparently been canned and his column deleted.
This just reinforces the futility of trying to protect intellect property online where there remains a strong demand for pirated copies. At least one can give Fox credit for taking action (although rumors have it that Friedman might get a reprieve). That’s different than the see-n0-evil response of RIAA to music piracy hypocrites when their own illegally download songs.
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