Man jailed for copying 'The Love Guru,' pretty much the worst movie ever
Well, that's what you get for encouraging anyone to watch "The Love Guru."
Yesterday, a California man named Jack Yates was sentenced to six months in prison for distributing a pirated copy of Mike Myers' stupendously bad 2008 comedy. Yates was an employee of Los Angeles Duplication & Broadcasting, the company hired to make promotional copies of "The Love Guru." Promo clips are shown when an actor comes on a talk show to discuss his or her latest work; this particular snippet, for instance, was destined for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
But Yates apparently had other plans in mind. According to prosecutors, the Porter Ranch, Calif.-man made at least one high-quality copy of "The Love Guru" and leaked it onto the World Wide Web, where it was downloaded by something like 85,000 people. Yates made the copy sometime in May, a month before the movie's release date, so it should be noted that those 85,000 people did not have access to the deadly reviews rendered upon the flick in June.