The Subtitles of Chinese Bootleg Movies Are Even More Unbelievably…

When we saw the subtitles of a bootleg copy of The Avengers, we couldn't believe how outrageous they were. The subtitles butchered the English language to the point that it felt like a whole different movie. Turns out, a lot of bootleg movies have subtitles that bad. Just check these out. » 8/13/12 11:30pm 8/13/12 11:30pm

How a Hacker Bootlegged the Slot Machine Industry

No one sets out to be an international slot machine kingpin: it just sort of happens. Our friends over at Wired took a look at Rodolfo Rodriguez Cabrera, who went from a Cuban engineering student to the head of a multi-million dollar bootlegging scheme. » 7/25/11 11:30pm 7/25/11 11:30pm

Recording Two Minutes of Twilight Could Lead to Three Years of Jail

A woman is potentially facing three years in jail for recording three minutes of New Moon, the sequel to Twilight. Three years. In Jail. Over Twilight. » 12/03/09 11:20pm 12/03/09 11:20pm

Tron 2 Trailer Video Makes Pants Wet Worldwide

It's a tiny bootleg video, but I don't care. You can see that the 3D looks amazing, the new lightcycles are stunning (and move like real bikes), the world and the whole mood is Batman-like dark. And Jeff Bridges... well, he is Jeff Bridges. What can I say, he looks like a badass version of the Dude. "It's just a… » 7/26/08 8:24am 7/26/08 8:24am

When Companies Copy Gadgets, Is It Inspiration or Stealing? The Experts…

When a company comes out with an innovative, landmark product, many other companies will end up incorporating those design features into their own products over time. But at what point does drawing inspiration from a rival's innovations become simple bootlegging? We asked three experts. » 6/16/08 4:00pm 6/16/08 4:00pm