p2pnet news | Movies:- If you can’t beat ‘em and you can’t sue ‘em to death, copy ‘em and pretend you were first.
Having spent years and countless millions of dollars trying to crush P2P, or at least subvert file sharing, “Paramount Pictures is lurching onto the Web with its ‘Jackass’ franchise, with what it says will be the first studio-backed feature film to have its premiere online,” says the New York Times,” going on:
“And the studio hopes the result will be considerably more pleasurable than the old MTV show’s trademark shot to the groin – perhaps by paving the way for more profit-making Web-only material.”
Jackass 2.5 … cost $2 million to make and is a one hour long compilation of original material and unseen outtakes from Jackass 2 which hit cinemas in 2006.
It’s an interesting move by Paramount. Naturally the movie wont be available to download for free, but the online stream (available December 19) is free and comes with 15-30 second pre and post roll advertisements. The movie though will only be available for 2 weeks online after which it heads down a more traditional route, heading to pay-per-view TV, DVD and iTunes for a fee.”
However, as we’ve observed on many occasions, anything which can be seen or heard can be copied by one digital or analog means or another.
Meanwhile, the site is appropriately named Jackass World.
When we tried to get a glimpse of the video on the site and on TechCrunch, we got “Video not accessible”.
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