60 Minutes, the American investigative television newsmagazine, recently did a report on movie piracy. Specialists on Intellectual Property and movie industry big shots were interviewed and the documentary highlights how much of a threat BitTorrent and online downloading has become today. It also mentions how piracy is linked to drug dealing, child pron and all other bad things in the world. Personally, I found the video to be quite humorous as it was completely biased and full of bullcr@p. It didn’t feel like an ‘investigative’ report at all – for me the whole thing looked like one big drama with bad actors. Video is embedded below:

Direct link to the video: http://www.megavideo.com/?v=BJ2GPXWZ

Remember kids, “Those little dots going back and forth are pieces of the movie”. Thanks a lot T.J for sending us the link to video.


12 Comments

  1. Jukka // 11/03/2009 12:18:00 AM  

    i lold. totally ridiculous :D im gonna continue to download stuff.

  2. Fes // 11/03/2009 01:03:00 AM  

    is that the best you can do? the best we can do is to slow them down.
    Yep, that's the best they can do, but hey guess what? we won't be slowed down, we'll keep growing in the bittorent world until you find a solution.

  3. iamse7en // 11/03/2009 01:21:00 AM  

    I feel guilty. I'm going to stop downloading movies. Cold turkey.

  4. Buckley // 11/03/2009 01:46:00 AM  

    Thought it was hilarious. They couldn't have found anyone who looked more like they hadn't a clue what they were talking about than that old bitch.

    I laughed too when they said the dad used the diaper bag to put his camcorder in. They tried to turn it into a big dramatic thing when really it isn't.

    Soderbergh then looked like he was about to cry the whole time.

  5. spedkey // 11/03/2009 02:26:00 AM  

    LMAO! What is that?? She has no clue

    btw, what the good old women says at 4:26? "...using some G wise computer technology.." something like that?
    Thanks coz english isn't my 1st lang

  6. D // 11/03/2009 03:28:00 AM  

    English IS my native language and I have no idea what that b1tch was saying.

    This is straight fear mongering and disinformation.

  7. cristian // 11/03/2009 03:55:00 AM  

    That was hilarious :D

  8. Donny // 11/03/2009 06:01:00 AM  

    yep, I am stopping my dl and going back to paying rental fees to blockbuster so those fat pigs can get rich... Oh yeah the movie studio execs will share my fees with the regular people working at the studio..

    scumbags ....

  9. Rodrigo // 11/03/2009 09:10:00 AM  

    a good big laugh, thanks for putting it here.

  10. El // 11/03/2009 10:42:00 AM  

    Damn fucking straight its a sport. And I am very fucking good at it.

  11. max // 11/03/2009 08:50:00 PM  

    Comments on these things always makes me sad. Yes I use private trackers, a lot but I don't think it's right at all. Some people don't seem to understand that piracy often does hurt people and makes some art forms die promoting bad blockbuster movies and plastic music.

  12. c // 11/04/2009 09:14:00 AM  

    max, actually it's very much the opposite.

    Piracy has forced new life into the industries, before music for example was about the charts and shoving plastic pop acts down peoples throats.

    It was all about formula, things had gotten stale and the music execs were loving it.

    They knew they could get away with anything and people would have to buy a whole album, which had only maybe 1 good song.

    It was a very sad state of affairs.

    Then people found that they could listen to just that one track that was good from the album and the other tracks and decide on the merits of them whether to purchase that album or not.

    This forced record labels into realizing that they can't exploit people as easily as they once did, and they found that they needed to ensure that albums were actually good.

    Piracy has brought originality and innovation back into the fray.

    People who have something good to offer will do well.