Mark Pilgrim’s blog entry from yesterday, 5½ Lessons That Legitimate Retailers Can Learn from Pirates, is interesting and worth reading (as is everything Pilgrim writes), but it takes on a bit of added interest when it’s seen from a FRBR point of view. Here’s a movie (a work, with the final cut as the expression) which studios manifest on film or on DVD. But pirates make their own manifestation, and Pilgrim shows how they offer a lot more information and options about their manifestations than the studio does. They may create their own expressions, even, by adding their own translated subtitles.
If you’re new to Mark Pilgrim then I recommend browsing through the links at the bottom of the page.