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Pirates on J.D. Salinger's Ocean

"Three unpublished works by J.D. Salinger, including The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls, have been leaked online after showing up in an eBay auction. Birthday Boy, Paula, and the aforementioned Ocean are three short stories that form part of a larger collection of Salinger works that was never published." [more inside]
posted by nicebookrack on Nov 28, 2013 - 41 comments

Hi Pirate!

"Hi Pirate! We got you! (In our database). You like torrents, don’t you? At least someone in your house does. It looks like you are from United States ..."
posted by jbickers on Dec 12, 2011 - 68 comments

His Own Stupid Money

Louis' Challenge: To Torrent or Not The Pirate Bay is discussing (under the link to down the torrent) of the thing Louis CK is asked: Please don't torrent this video. I paid for the whole thing with my own stupid money. [more inside]
posted by victors on Dec 11, 2011 - 230 comments

A new distribution model for movies?

The Tunnel is a surprisingly well-made horror movie with a novel distribution strategy: basically, to offer the film in every way possible, from television to movie theaters to DVDs. The filmmakers have even made the movie available for free online as a legal bit torrent file. Is preemptively making the file available as a torrent actually a good distribution model? Surprisingly, a major film studio seems to think so.
posted by Frobenius Twist on Aug 28, 2011 - 36 comments

Bergen 2: Electric Boogaloo

Remember "Bergen to Oslo from your armchair"? Last year, Norwegian broadcaster NRK made a 7.5 hour documentary following the train from Bergen to Oslo, for every minute. Here's the sequel: a 27 minute documentary following the new light rail train in Bergen, minute by minute through 9,8 kilometers. [more inside]
posted by iviken on Jul 25, 2010 - 22 comments

Bergen to Oslo from your armchair

On 27th November, Norwegian broadcaster NRK broadcast a 7.5 hour documentary showing every minute of the scenic train ride between Bergen on the Norwegian west coast, crossing the mountains to Oslo. Now, after removing all extraneous interviews, music clips and fancy trickery from the documentary, they are offering the entire, clean, 7 hour continuous front-camera version for free Creative Commons download. All 22Gb of it. Here's a fantastic 10 minute taster on YouTube.
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady on Dec 21, 2009 - 97 comments

Further down the spiral...

We've seen Nine Inch Nails before on the blue, and the band's last two albums have been available for free online. Now there's more, in the form of a fan-produced DVD. [more inside]
posted by reptile on Oct 24, 2009 - 17 comments

Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all.

"It used to be only movies, now even verdicts are out before the official release." Peter Sunde of the Pirate Bay manages a little black humour after hearing word of the trial judgement. 1 year in prison and a 30m Kronor fine (£2.4m). Streaming press conference to be held today at friday at 13.00 swedish time (GMT+1 / CET). Get your pirate phrases at the ready.
posted by numberstation on Apr 17, 2009 - 141 comments

Should we care about Carl Lundström's xenophobia?

The notorious torrent tracker The Pirate Bay was originally established with the support of Carl Lundström, who continues to hold a significant stake in the enterprise and support it financially. Carl Lundström is also a supporter of far-right anti-immigrant parties and was allegedly involved in an violent attack against three Latin Americans. Now a well known online computer magazine suggests that geek sympathies for The Pirate Bay have kept reporters from covering this issue. Wired's coverage only says that Lundström's detractors point to a past in nationalist politics. The Pirate Bay's defenders dismiss the questions as being nothing more than a slur, but the attacks and defense beg a fundamental question: can the views of a financial supporter taint an otherwise neutral organisation?
posted by Joe in Australia on Mar 2, 2009 - 89 comments

Sha-pow or something. Or, rather, lack thereof.

Batman and Robin De-Assified. So, some anonymous gentleman has apparently tried to make a Joel Schumacher motion picture watchable. Gotta love comic geeks. [more inside]
posted by converge on Jul 2, 2008 - 33 comments

Bitlet: stream torrent music

Bitlet allows you to stream audio directly from a torrent.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 9, 2008 - 15 comments

a major artist admits to being on OINK!?!

Trent Reznor speaks about being a member of oink, torrents and file sharing, as well as other interesting things. NIN cd cover artist, known online as Demonbaby, also speaks about labels, file sharing and oink. It's a lonnng rant.
posted by ashbury on Oct 30, 2007 - 51 comments

ARTISTdirect MediaDefender

Anti-Piracy agents MediaDefender have 700MiB of juicy internal emails leaked on BitTorrent; are in trouble.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Sep 16, 2007 - 83 comments

What about that Mothership thing?

Torrent Raiders is a dynamic network visualization realized through the idioms and aesthetics of arcade-style video games. Driven in real-time by the activity of bit torrent swarms, Torrent Raiders takes place on the ad-hoc networks created by bit torrent users.
posted by Dave Faris on Jun 9, 2007 - 13 comments

Capsized.

The Pirate Bay has been shut down.
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket on May 31, 2006 - 90 comments

Toy Story / Requiem for a Dream mashup

(Use the torrent.)
Toy Story 2: Requiem
posted by Tlogmer on Feb 25, 2006 - 17 comments

Os Muntantes on Brazilian TV.

Os Mutantes on Brazilian TV. Os Mutantes, Brazilian counterculturalists and one of the greatest psychedelic bands of all time, perform on the Brazilian television show Som Pop- TV Cultura in 1969. Torrent file here.
posted by Sidthecat on Oct 17, 2005 - 21 comments

I tend to think the album is a bit overrated, but 'Chicago' is gorgeous.

Illin'-Noise! is the new remix of Sufjan Stevens' album Illinois by mc DJ; a torrent is available, as is cover art. It's not quite like Hippocamp Ruins Pet Sounds (previously on Mefi) -- it's not nearly as noisy, and not quite as good, although it's still worth checking out, particularly "Chi-Town" (from "Chicago"), "Zombies" (from "They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From the Dead!! Ahhhh!") and "Jacksontown" (from "Jacksonville"). [prev.]
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me on Sep 12, 2005 - 26 comments

NerdTV out

The first episode of NerdTV is out but the site is so inundated with users that the official torrent is the only way to get a copy at the moment. It's an online-only series featuring hour long episodes filled with interviews done by Robert Cringely.
posted by mathowie on Sep 7, 2005 - 15 comments

Gotta love unrestricted uncensored internet

Capitalism and other kids stuff Four UK based socialists produced this hour long documentary in which some of the problems of capitalism are presented in a simplified, kindergarten model. Tought provoking, incomplete but NOT derailing into bipartisan hate for a change ..an hour well spent IMHO. You can also DL it with Bittorrent program.. a good reason to install it (5 minutes ) and witness how a distributed cooperative program such as Bittorrent can do wonders.
posted by elpapacito on May 30, 2005 - 25 comments

le sigh

Le Sigh - ShunTv joins the ranks. I found this through metafilter users.... would like to lament shun with metafilter users. As MPAA expands into prosecuting tv viewers.
posted by sourbrew on May 15, 2005 - 46 comments

LiveMusicSource

SharingTheGroove.org Trade concerts at this site where BitTorrent tech is combined with DAT concert taping audiophiles. You can read the boards to find music or you can just check their bitTorrent tracker. If you want to go low tech they also have Blanks & Postage or Tree/Vine forums.
posted by srboisvert on Oct 12, 2003 - 17 comments

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