Value-Added Piracy

NPR reports on the Chinese groups using P2P to distribute subtitled versions of American TV shows: Chinese Fans Follow American TV Online – for Free: “Han says they can download untranslated versions of the American shows from the peer-to-peer file-sharing site BitTorrent as soon as 10 minutes after new episodes air in the U.S. Then they find closed-captioned scripts in English; those also turn up online shortly after the show airs. The captioned scripts are the raw material. Han says they take those scripts and turn them into creative Chinese translations.”
Previously: Perestroika by Piracy