Talk about taking the fun out of a quintessential part of the China experience! Chinese authorities announced that there will be a round-the-clock drive to stamp out pirated movies, music and software in Beijing and other cities hosting Games events. China has for years faced complaints from Western companies and politicians that it does not fight hard enough against piracy. We believe it is not possible to completely eradicate this thriving business but for the period of the Olympics, we know better than to underestimate the will and determination behind an edict passed on down from above. Reuters reports that sweeping checks across Beijing in shops, hotels and sidewalks have already dampened the usually brisk business.