FBI Arrests Wolverine Leaker; Don't You Feel Safer Now?

from the tax-dollars-at-work dept

Much of the reasoning behind Joe Biden's recent summit with entertainment industry bosses and a variety of top administration officials -- including the Attorney General and the head of the FBI -- was to "coordinate" enforcement efforts. Efforts, one assumes, like the FBI's hard work in tracking down and arresting the guy who put a pre-release version of the movie Wolverine online, even though it was lacking in special effects and final audio. As we noted at the time, there were many ways that the studio could have responded to the leak that made them look cool and would have encouraged more people to go see the real movie. Instead, 20th Century Fox went ballistic about how evil this was, and got the FBI to act as its private police force. Of course, despite how this leak "ruined" the movie, Wolverine (despite mostly dismal reviews) had a massive opening and went on to earn $180 million at the box office, significantly more than it's $130 million budget. But, of course, the movie industry is dying, and our tax payer money should be used to track down the guy who did so much "damage."

Filed Under: box office, copyright, leaks, piracy, wolverine
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  1. identicon
    robin, 17 Dec 2009 @ 6:37am

    Re: Re: "..Don't You Feel Safer Now?"

    "So, you endorse him trespassing, possibly breaking and entering, and then stealing something that did not belong to him."


    yep, just like i endorsed a certain rosa parks who willfully and gleefully sat where it was clearly illegal for her to sit.

    hyperbole? yes but a valid point, and quite different from your own hyperbole and fabrication:

    "possibly breaking and entering",
    "appears to have stolen",
    "apparently stole",

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