Piracy hits European newspapers
April 2, 2006 4:19 AM   Subscribe

Todays newspapers on the torrent network Major european newspapers are daily avaiable as downloadable torrents. You’ll find todays copies in full lenght of the Spanish El Pais, the Italian Liberazione, Deutche Welle and many more. These files are not scannings from print copies, it seems to be pre-press files. Maybe they are made avaiable for online subscribers or advertisers - anyway some are doing the effort to seed the newspapers everyday.
posted by hanslicht (10 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: self-link

404 on first link.
posted by davebushe at 4:25 AM on April 2, 2006

and the blog has no entries for 04/02... did they pull the story?
posted by gemini at 4:26 AM on April 2, 2006

First link works fine from here now.
BTW: Cody wrote me:
"You got the link wrong for Bit Torrent. The text of the link says “Bittorrent.com” but the URL in the link only has one R, “Bittorent.com”. Bittorent.com is a scam site trying to get money out of people for Bit Torrent.

The correct URL is http://www.bittorrent.com/"

Sorry this is my first posting at Metafilter, I don't know how to edit a posted story.
posted by hanslicht at 4:59 AM on April 2, 2006

Please read the posting guidelines Hans - self links are very frowned upon here.
posted by r1ch at 5:14 AM on April 2, 2006

It's advertising. As much as poster links to self blog, the newspaper are more then happy to increase their readership. Plus these PDF can't be well-printed so..... don't believe the overhypeing of piracy
posted by elpapacito at 6:13 AM on April 2, 2006

Also on a second note I just forgot, I read none of the above newspapers so if I get them for free chances are I may like them and buy them
posted by elpapacito at 6:15 AM on April 2, 2006

It's called viral marketing.
posted by bobbyelliott at 6:34 AM on April 2, 2006

The blog should be called BadJPEGCompressionIndex
posted by beerbajay at 6:37 AM on April 2, 2006

hanslicht - you should use gif format for images that are solid color shapes without gradients.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 7:03 AM on April 2, 2006

While I suspect this threat won't last, I will point out that the newspaper Ms. docgonzo toils for freely distributes PDFs of the day's editions. However, it is a tabloid giveaway and not sold at newsstands.
posted by docgonzo at 7:14 AM on April 2, 2006

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