p2pnet view Movies:- Hollywood pseudo-cops are all over people they accuse of illegally sharing releases online.
So when are we going to read about what must be scores of Hollywood insiders who are posting them?
Way back, then MPAA boss Jack Valenti wanted the practice of sending out ‘screeners’, movies on closed lists meant to tout them as Oscar possibles, halted.
But still they’re very much out there and as far as we can see, more and more of them are turning up on the P2P networks.
Currently online are screeners for Frankie and Alice, Mindhunters, Tideland and Blue Valentine [edited clip from an index site], to name only four.
“For awards consideration ONLY. Property of Paramount Pictures Corporation” is on downloads of True Grit, the remake of the famous John Wayne Flick which is now widely, and readily, available online, said p2pnet recently, going on:
“But who put it there?
“It certainly wasn’t a kid with a cam. And it’s appearance is very, very far from being a unique occurrence.
“Screeners for new flicks, before and after official release, show up online all the time. But where’s the outrage from official Hollywood screamer the MPAA?
“There’s rarely a murmur.”
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
World War III will be a global information war with no division between civilian & military participation ~ Marshall McLuhan
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