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February 11, 2007

From BoingBoing: PirateBay’s OscarTorrents – download the Oscars

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctorfeelgood @ 10:53 pm

PirateBay’s OscarTorrents – download the Oscars

OscarTorrents is an audacious new site from The Pirate Bay: a search-engine for torrents of this year’s Oscar nominees:

To those worried about downloading in case they get sued: by our calculations, your chances of getting nailed are way less than your chances of winning the lottery. Don’t think twice about it.To all intellectual property landlords: we are aware that OscarTorrents might annoy you — but contain your righteous indignation for a while, and think: we’re only linking to torrents that already exist. Face it: your membrane has burst, and it wasn’t us who burst it. Your precious bodily fluids are escaping.

You haven’t beaten us, so why not join us? Think of a new business model that doesn’t involve overpriced pieces of plastic and skanky cinemas hawking cheap carbohydrates while relying on $6/hr projectionists who can’t keep a film in focus — not to mention insulting your audiences by (to pick a few examples) surveilling us with nightvision glasses, searching bags, 30 minutes of commercials and bombarding us with ridiculous anti-piracy propaganda. Take a look at yourselves. Is it really any wonder we’re winning?

Link (Thanks Hoag!)
posted by Cory Doctorow at 09:48:25 AM permalink | blogs’ comments

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