Tuesday, 26 April 2011

One Law To Rule Them All, One Law For Us...

In a bizarre turn of events, the website Blastr.com, part of the Syfy group, owned by NBC Universal, has posted a spoiler for the post-credits "Easter Egg" to be found following the forthcoming 'Thor' movie.

(I'd post the link here, but it shares the whole thing - go to www.blastr.com and search for Thor...)

Does anyone but me find it odd (and not a little hypocritical) that a studio should be pointing people towards a video which would appear (from the posted screenshot) to have been recorded illegally, for a movie by a competitor that does not go on release in the USA until April 27th?

In cinemas and on DVDs there are anti-piracy adverts that warn of stiff penalties for piracy of movies. Here we appear to have a case where a studio-owned website is endorsing the practise at the expense of a competitor.

The lawyers are circling - there's blood in the water...

2 comments:

Lee said...

The news the other night showed footage taken by a camera phone at a concert which in my mind is completely illegal so I don't really get why they would do it apart from the fact that they don't really understand the new media.

This is crap and that website should be ashamed of itself for simply trying to get hits to its website.

Captain Incredible said...

At the very least it shows a startling lack of good judgement - I'm sure others will have noticed it as well, so it'll be interesting to see whether the article is taken down...