Monday, February 12, 2007


Reedel, 15. veebruaril kell 19.00 näidatakse Tartu Sadamateatris USA kunagise asepresidendi Al Gore'i filmi kliimamuutustest "An Inconvenient Truth" ("Ebamugav tõde"). Film on kuuldavasti hea või vähemalt huvitav, seansi eel lõbustab vaatajaid kampsunis konferansjee. Läheksin ka ise, aga ei viitsi yksnes selle pärast Tartusse ronida. Leian parem mõne muu viisi.


Et Gore'i film on Oscari nominent, jätkan samal teemal.

Kenad inimesed otsustasid, et äraostetavate kohtunike asemel võiks parimate filmide valimine jääda vaatajate hooleks. Selleks panid nad pysti saidi nimega OscarTorrents. Põhimõte on lihtne: nemad panevad pysti Oscari-filmide nimekirja ja lingid torrentitele. Inimesed tõmbavad filmid endale koju, vaatavad ära ja hääletavad. Tore ju.

Kõige lõbusam osa on aga juriidiline kommentaar. Kõike ma siia kleepima ei hakka, lugege ise, kuid paar lõiku toon ära.


Once you've watched a film, you can vote on it -- but please, do watch before you vote! On Oscars night, we'll post your results right along with the 'official' ones. Of course this is the way it should be done now that movie distribution is almost free. Hollywoodland might not like it, but some people always have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the future.

'Legal' Note

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?

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