Ouch, that has to hurt…

I’m not sure how many of you guys are familiar with the television show Jericho but the second season was supposed to premiere on February 12, 2008.

However, about eight hours ago, the first three episodes of the second season were posted on a BitTorrent tracker, making it possible for people anywhere to download the episodes for free (albeit illegally). Judging by the comments left by people on the tracker site, the episodes posted are in fact the real deal.

It was just a couple months ago when Battlestar Galactica: Razor was released (illegally) on BitTorrent in the end of October when the scheduled premiere wasn’t until November 24.

I almost forgot about when the first four episodes of 24‘s sixth season were released on BitTorrent and also posted on YouTube a couple weeks before the television premiere. The copies that made their way to the internet were made from a DVD that was in the process of being produced for release following the television premiere (they release the four episodes on DVD following their television premiere). Fox subpoenaed YouTube seeking the poster’s identify but I’m unsure of the deposition of the subpoena or if any further legal action was taken against the person that posted the episodes on YouTube or the individuals that posted them on BitTorrent.

Makes you wonder if companies should start doing premieres on iTunes or something instead of relying on broadcast/cable television for premieres…

And, no, I won’t give you a link to download the episodes.

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