on the oscars, just now, jon stewart on movie piracy (i paraphrase):
Let’s face facts. It hasn’t been the best year for Hollywood.
The box office was was a little bit down and piracy continues to be a problem. If there is anyone out there involved in illegal movie piracy, don’t do it.
Take a good look at these people. These are the people you are stealing from.
Look at them! Face what you have done!
There are women here who can barely afford enough gown to cover their breasts.
Siva has a link to the video and also a better transcript (which I copied).
… he also made a crack about downloading music, later in the evening, introducing a musician:
Some of you won’t know who this is, but go upstairs to where your kid is illegally downloading music, and ask them, and they’ll tell you.
I wasn’t really focusing, so I may have missed more such moments. Have copyright issues come up at the Oscars before, I wonder? I’ve only seen the awards maybe 3 times out of the last 10 years or so. Have I been missing a huge goldmine of cultural references to the p2p filesharing wars?