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I noticed this morning that a number of sites, including Google and Slashdot were running extremely slow, or getting timeouts and dns resolve failures. Now, Court TV has reported that huge numbers of Bittorrent downloaders of copies of the latest Star Wars movie are overloading the Internet. Apparently, even over high-speed connections it will take hours and hours to retrieve the file. The MPAA's comments, as usual, are that this represents the end of the world rather than what it obviously is: a few real die-hard fans unwilling to wait for it to come out on DVD in 6 months. I mean, seriously, you have to want a movie really bad if you're willing to take 19 hours to download it.