Minecraft: The Story of Mojang premiered this past weekend but if you happened to miss the showing for whatever reason, fear not as the producers have since uploaded the film directly to The Pirate Bay for all to download free of charge.
The movie originally debuted on Xbox Live on Saturday to users in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, the Netherlands, Norway, the UK and the US. According to 2 Player Productions, they knew the film would eventually end up as a torrent anyway so they wanted to be the first to get it up and open a dialog.
The description on the torrent points out that torrents and piracy are a way of life and it probably isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. They note that there are many people who wish to punish people for that but they have a more realistic outlook on things.
The producers go on to say that everyone has been there and that everyone has needed to torrent at some point. Perhaps a user doesn’t have the money, or maybe they are the type that like to try before buying. Or in the case of the Minecraft film, maybe some people were pissed off because it premiered on Xbox Live.
Those interested in supporting the filmmakers can buy and download an $8 DRM-free digital copy of the movie or pick up a $20 physical DVD. If you aren’t familiar with the film, feel free to watch the embedded trailer above.