Saudi Airlines Showed Pirated MovieAdded: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
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Saudi Airlines has been caught showing pirated movie during a flight last week. The film in question appeared to be a Blu-Ray rip of “Killers”. Although it is not clear whether Saudi Airlines makes a habit of pirating its in-flight entertainment, the “Killers 2010 BDRiP AC3 XViD-ILOVE” reference shows clearly that showing a pirated copy of the movie may sometimes be preferred over the content provided by official distributors.
Despite the fact that piracy is claimed to be the root of all evil, it can sometimes be surprisingly convenient. For example, Ubisoft is selling a pirate-sourced soundtrack of “Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood” to their clients, while Belarus’ National State Television is airing a pirated copy of “The Hurt Locker” on Oscar night. What is the most interesting about both cases is that the parties involved there had actually secured their rights to use the content, but turned to pirate versions out of convenience. Aside from this, there are lots of cases where pirated copies were used without the permission of the copyright owner, like selling iMacs or Macbooks.
One more example of the alternative uses of pirated content was noticed by one of the passengers of Saudi Airlines last week. He took a picture of what was on the screen during his flight between Dubai and Riyadh. Despite the picture only features the film’s cover and brief information, those who take a closer look could notice something interesting there. On the movie’s cover there was the following line placed: “Killers 2010 BDRiP AC3 XViD-ILOVE”. This is a common direct reference to a pirated copy of the movie which can be found on multiple torrent trackers.
The passenger couldn’t find out whether there were any other movies on board that were provided from pirated sources, but regarding this one there’s no doubt that it was a pirated copy of “Killers”. However, this does not necessarily mean that the airline doesn’t have a license to show the movie. Perhaps, it simply found out that it is more convenient to work with non-DRMed content than the one provided through official channels.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
April 5th,2011Posted by:
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
|if the makers of movies would make something decent, then maybe people would want to buy them, but just like music, movies are mainly remakes of something from the past, and not worth paying for.|
and if they are original stories, then they should make them better than the time wasters and money wasters that are generally made just to make money.
|posted by (2011-04-06 01:35:43)|
|omg a crime has just happened are the MPAA lawyers dragging the airline to court i hope hahaha so funny love it.|
|thx SaM LMAO|
|lol, saves them money to. lmao|
|posted by (2011-04-07 01:14:13)|
|lol thnx SAM|
just one question where is MPAA from them???? they should sue them
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