One interesting aspect of our current times is that regional release dates no longer nearly as much meaning. For whatever reason, books and films tend to be released at different times in different countries. This meant, for instance, that Scholastic would release the new “US Harry Potter”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0439784549/libraryplanetcom/ref=nosim/ months after it was available in the “UK”:http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/074758110X/ref=pd_nfy_gw_anr_a_v_h_3/202-5288677-5377417. That still happens in some cases, but is less and less prevalent. Now the phenomenom is carrying over to “television(Piracy is Good?)”:http://www.mindjack.com/feature/piracy051305.html. Of course, rather than take advantage of this whe way publishers have, the MPAA “would rather just file lawsuits(MPAA targets TV download sites)”:http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-5705142.html. Why am I not surprised.