Disorganized Criminals
February 9, 2013 8:14 AM   Subscribe

A documentary on the trial surrounding the creators of The Pirate Bay.
posted by holmesian (14 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
How strange that they chose "The Pink Panther" as one of the targeted films. Surely MGM has other, more relevant titles still under its control?
posted by ShutterBun at 8:24 AM on February 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


A fairly detailed written description of the film at Ars Technica:
Pirate Bay co-founder: “I can sit here and jerk off for 5 years. And I will.”
posted by XMLicious at 8:37 AM on February 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


How strange that they chose "The Pink Panther" as one of the targeted films. Surely MGM has other, more relevant titles still under its control?

Since it's the 2006 remake, I imagine it was chosen because it would have a disproportionately unbalanced illegal downloads vs actual sales ratio. When the primary reason to watch a film is to see if is as big of a steaming turd as the critics and box office receipts suggest, a lot more people are going to try do that for free than the people who would be willing to throw away good money to satisfy their curiosity.
posted by radwolf76 at 8:47 AM on February 9, 2013 [7 favorites]


It's cool that the #1 piracy site owned by the #1 search engine for pirated material is hosting this documentary about the former #2 search engine for pirated material.

I think I'll watch this, and then download some mp3z!
posted by markkraft at 8:52 AM on February 9, 2013


I wonder what source of income these guys have, roaming around Europe or hanging out in Laos getting hitched and paying dowry. TPB never generated income, did it?
posted by porpoise at 9:51 AM on February 9, 2013


TPB never generated income, did it?

My compliments to the effectiveness of your ad blocking software.
posted by ShutterBun at 9:56 AM on February 9, 2013 [10 favorites]


Why would a guy have to pay a dowry?
posted by ODiV at 11:53 AM on February 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Probably meant 'bride price'.
posted by ceribus peribus at 12:03 PM on February 9, 2013


It's cool that the #1 piracy site owned by the #1 search engine for pirated material is hosting this documentary about the former #2 search engine for pirated material.

It's just Google/YouTube's way of giving TPB a big Nelson "HA HA".
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:18 PM on February 9, 2013


Watched this today, thanks for the link. I like the way it is shot and scored like a slick thriller, "Michael Clayton" or something.
posted by meadowlark lime at 4:51 PM on February 9, 2013


Those guys make me feel like I am living in the past.

I need to get a strangely ironic cause like trying to take down hollywood by letting millions of people obsessively consume what they produce flee to cambodia, grow out what is left of my hair so I am rocking that Kane & Lynch bald on top long in the back total scumbag mullet, work with both WikiLeaks and Swedish right wing extremists and memorize like 20 digits of pi.

So awesome that the film ends with some kind of grainy cell phone or surveillance footage of Anakata in Cambodian jail. It is really a shame they deported him, what kind of panache is there to sitting in a jail cell in Sweden.

The world need more guys like that, to keep this shit interesting, he is like the Che to Assange's Castro.
posted by Ad hominem at 6:09 PM on February 9, 2013


this can't be all there is.

I'd love to see more about the apparent systemic corruption, the judge, the police inspector in charge of the investigation, it all stinks to high hell.
posted by xcasex at 6:34 PM on February 9, 2013


It's just Google/YouTube's way of giving TPB a big Nelson "HA HA".

Um, it's the featured content on TPB's frontpage.
posted by 7segment at 10:18 AM on February 10, 2013


Yes, we definitely need more information about the corruption that led to their prosecution.

Pirate Bay Founder Thanks Supporters From Inside Prison

Seed boxes are better than VPNs really, but : Torrent Freak's 2013 VPN Services Questionare
posted by jeffburdges at 9:39 AM on March 3, 2013


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