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Fed Shuts Down STAR WARS Pirate Sites

A group of federal law enforcement agencies has shut down a file-sharing network that was distributing "STAR WARS Episode III: Revenge of the Sith." The Elite Torrents network, which uses hard-to-trace BitTorrent peer-to-peer technology to distribute files to users, had been offering the STAR WARS movie for free since the day it hit theatres. Authorities say the movie was downloaded over 10,000 times in the first 24 hours. But fear not, STAR WARS fans: "Sith" still broke box office records in its first weekend of availability and is on track to become one of the biggest movie blockbusters of all time. I guess it helps when the movie gets great reviews and is eagerly awaited by a geeky group of fanboys that make the nerds in the computer industry look cool by comparison.

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