UK copyright police attempt to shut down torrent sites by hijacking ad revenue

By Justin Kahn ยท 5 replies
Jul 29, 2014
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  1. Authorities and content copyright holders have been attempting to shut down illegal torrent and video sites for years in what seems like a never ending battle. And now a task force in the UK has come up with an interesting...

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  2. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    Sounds like what comcast and att uverse do to advertisers on cable channels they broadcast. And they're legit.
  3. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    Include an ad in the torrent file.

    Problem solved.
  4. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    This wont work very well for a few reasons including the owners of these sites will be able to fix it... plus who doesnt use adblock these days?
    H3llion and Darkshadoe like this.
  5. S_Brideau

    S_Brideau TS Rookie Posts: 65

    Or they could just make the content available easily everywhere and at a reasonnable price. Then people would buy it. Some people I know get their shows this way because they can't get them elsewhere. Personally, Netflix has all the shows I watch, even though it would be fun if they updated more often to add new seasons.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,256   +454

    What a waste of money and manpower. As has already been stated, just offer that content online for easy download at a reasonable price. That will take care of most the problem.

    Stupid marketing teams.... sounds a lot like the MPAA and RIAA. They try to stop a thunderstorm, rather than just figure out ways to profit from it.

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