The Pirate Bay has created a new website, to host illegal versions of all the Academy Award nominated movies. The Academy must be pissed.
Oscartorrents.com is a torrent site completely dedicated to Oscar contending movies. The film is set-up into the award categories. Users can download and vote on movies.
“Why restrict the voting to a few bought-off jurors when the whole world can have their say?,” says the site. “Hollywoodland might not like it, but some people always have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the future.”
The move to create the website is most definitely aimed at angering the Academy and the MPAA.
Most interesting is the legal note at the bottom of the site which reads:
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“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?”