X-Men Origins Wolverine Leak - FBI is on the Job
An early copy of X-Men Origins: Wolverine has leaked out on the net with unfinished effects and missing reshoots and final edits, and the studios are eager to squash this fast.
Frankly they are about 70 hours too late in a 72 hour situation. Its out there and they can shut down the sites, but its already out - like an Ebola Monkey. But the FBI has been called in to track down the source and sure as Lindsay Lohan’s next drink, there will be someone paying a big price for this.
The Hugh Jackman film was downloaded an estimated several 100,000 times from file sharing websites on Tuesday.
20th Century Fox confirmed the copy had now been removed and the FBI informed.
The studio behind Wolverine stated: “The source of the initial leak and any subsequent postings will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
“The courts have handed down significant criminal sentences for such acts” the studio noted.
The studio is reacting as expected, with cause and concern saying that people will pre-judge the film for its early cut lack of editing and missing effects. There is logic there, but what they are really hoping for is that these people don’t resist the urge to go opening weekend to the film.
Its both really. They are concerned that this early version (which lacks reshoots and much of the Deadpool content) will reflect on the movie.
I know lots of our International Friends are indifferent on movie piracy so I imagine there are plenty out there who have already downloaded it. I am not judging you weak spined scruples free bastards, just sayin you shouldnt. I am not going to go afterschool special on ya, but it is stealing. Kay?
The important thing is that they are focusing their legal attention on the person who originally stole the copy and the torrent sites posting it. Arresting a bunch of movie fans watching crappy copies of unfinished films and video camera recorded movies is not going to accomplish anything. They have to focus on the enablers instead of making an example out of someone looking for a free ride.
Would you believe a review of an early edit and incomplete movie? Or will you go see it anyways?
Or would you avoid the copy entirely?
Edit This is not a forum to find links to the illegal copy online, nor is it a place to tell people where to get it. Please keep the discussion about the topic, not contributing TO the situation.
It was me
I will be putting up copies of other films as I get them
All i can ay is someone REALLY screwed the pooch on this, considering the normal practice of how post Pro-duction editing is done there are only going to be a limited number of people who had access to the entire DvD. then they can track which SFX or edits have been completed
Asshole number 2312312 did it, copyright theft and infringment, career down the pan, prison time, massive fines (since they can effectivly sue for loss of earning of 100,000 showing +
Originally Posted by Lothian
Originally Posted by Aacevedo
Originally Posted by gloryhound
Im so glad we are spending all these tax dollars to chase down a leaked film. YAY!!!
isn't it an issue of property rights and enforcement of the law?
Originally Posted by Milo Hobgoblin
silly of me i guess....or don't you care because of who owns the property?
i bet if someone stole your car, you would want the authorities to hunt the bastard down, even if 100k people took turns driving it
You are absolutely 100% correct! and I agree with you.
Originally Posted by DocGonzo
but here is the issue.. if you have 5$ do you buy toilet paper or beer?
you could buy beer, and ask for a paper bag, then wipe your ass with scraps of the paper bag
Originally Posted by Milo Hobgoblin
DioZag was troooolin' /boxxy mode off.
sort of like what the government is doing now!!! except its my ass they are wiping with that paper bag.
Originally Posted by Desperado[1G]
Originally Posted by Hitom
I really couldn't care less about any of this. I figured I'd just rent this movie about a year after release if I gave any more of a damn than I do now, which I doubt. The 4th movie in a series is rarely if ever worth watching, and I'm super sick of the genre right now.
Originally Posted by 88Chaz88
Originally Posted by Crazy Hermit
Same. The epicness stopped at the second/third movie.
Originally Posted by DoveAlexa
The question is,
will people who pirate shit from the net, buy it if they couldn't pirate?
my guess is most won't.
so are they really helping themselves or, should they be happy that a lot of people have the oppertunity to test products out before they buy them? since that's decent portion of the online community also.
if a ton of sceptical geeks see this unedited flic, and actually like it, even though it's a 4th installment, they might actually see the complete version? Maybe it was released(leaked) by the company for that reason? creating their own hype. that's a very plausable explanation, but either way i don't care.
if it is leaked unfinished my bet is the ppl who have sseen it early will still watch in in theaters to see the finished version. maybe one day ppl will get over there money.