An MPAA spokesperson, speaking at an industry convention in Beijing, asked China to cut movie piracy by the 2008 Olympics. This makes as much sense as asking Germany to cut piracy by next summer's World Cup. Maybe we could request that San Diego cut piracy by the end of the World Baseball Classic next spring. On the other hand, the International Olympic Committee is one of the harshest in defending its intellectual property. So maybe it's more of a threat. Or maybe the MPAA is just imitating its hero.