Pirating The Oscars

February 12, 2007 at 9:49 am in Entertainment

Are you planning on following The Oscars but can’t quite make the educated guesses you’d like on who might win because you haven’t seen every single one of the nominations yet? Well you are in luck because OscarTorrents is here to show you exactly where you can download every one of them from the piraty tubes of the internets. That right, it’s a torrent tracker for all this years nominations but even better it gives you the option to vote on each category and pretend you and the rest of your eye patch wearing buddies are The Academy. I know you are getting worried about those starving Hollywood filmmakers who aren’t making royalties off films downloaded online right about now, and the folks at OscarTorrents have this to say to anyone worrying about the legality of such a site:

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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?

[via Waxy]

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