Why restrict the voting to a few bought-off jurors when the whole world can have their say?
The guys and gals that brought us The Pirate Bay now launched oscartorrents.com. Via their website, they offer download-links to this year’s oscar nominated films, using the popular BitTorrent service. They want the users to watch the movies and then use their rating system to choose the winners. The results will be posted on Oscars night.
Their legal note is quite refreshing:
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.