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'Sicko' pirated two weeks before release

Michael Moore’s controversial documentary about the U.S. health care industry, Sicko, has already been stolen and made available on the internet. Advertising Age’s Claude Brodesser-Akner downloaded a copy from a p2p site Thursday night and watched it.

Availability on the web so far ahead of its release in theaters is disturbing and should provide some illumination on how much such theft affects box office. Brodesser-Akner, btw, doesn’t tell us whether the movie is any good or not.

Update: Peter Sciretta at /film saw it online before Claude, and blogged about it in the wee small hours of Thursday morning.

He also thinks the film is one of the year’s best so far.