April Joke for Anti-Piracy Outfits: Torrent Site Sending Them Condoms Added: Friday, April 2nd, 2010
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April 1st is well-known to everyone as April Fools Day, which is a traditional day for setting jokes and pranks in many countries, but it probably has more breadth in Russia than in any other country. Why would we think so? May be, because it was the Russian-based torrent website Vertor.com, who chose this very day to let six anti-piracy groups (including RIAA and MPAA) know their deterring methods are not fully appreciated. To inform the outfits more convincingly, the website’s team has sent special message with condom packages to their offices.
As we all know, the pressure on BitTorrent websites all over the world has been rising over the last year, this including Russia with its recent raids and seizures of file-sharing sites servers and domain names.
One of the torrent websites that were exposed to the bullying, by the way, has got a great respond to anti-piracy groups, through quite an unusual action. The Russian-led team of Vertor.com has shipped special letters to offices of 6 of them. They hope these packages to carry a clear message.
The note, accompanying the packages with Visit Overture (the local brand) flavored condoms doesn’t bring much thoughts and guesses. It reads “We wish your parents had used it,” which is supposed to vent Vertor team’s frustration, as well as that of many its users.
The operators behind Vertor.com say their action is just a joke. However, it has a clear message. One team member said they know for sure that every single person among them would be happy to express such an opinion to those “bloodsuckers”, but not all of them have a chance to be heard.
The shipments containing condoms and notes were sent out on the March 31st (considering time lag with Russia, it actually was the day before yesterday) and were expected to be delivered today to the anti-piracy outfits’ offices. But according to UPS tracking numbers that can be found on The Vertor Blog, the shipments were delayed at Moscow hub and rescheduled for later dates, from April 2nd to 6th. One of the packages is now going through the customs clearance, although the description of the goods in Russian says briefly “gifts”.
The packages are claimed to be free of any hazardous substances like anthrax. As we can see from the receipts, Vertor team paid about $800 for the joke. I think many would pay even more to do the same.
April 2nd, 2010Posted by:
Friday, April 2nd, 2010
|posted by (2010-04-02 13:41:54)|
|YOU WONÂ´T GET ME SO EASILY! ...in other words|
|posted by (2010-04-02 14:27:35)|
|Thanks SaM, Have you seen the people from the MPAA, I don't think they would have any use for condoms. I bet the parents of these people are thinking the same thing. Why did we give birth to such a bloodsucking, narrow minded, money-grubbing parasite.|
|nice one well done to Vector|
thanks for article SaM
|lmfao thats hilarious !!!|
|posted by (2010-04-02 22:53:30)|
|HAHAHA, that was realy funny...|
|posted by (2010-04-03 00:28:04)|
|LMAO fuuny stuff!|
|Just Brilliant! thanks SaM|
|posted by (2010-04-05 13:53:17)|
|posted by (2010-04-07 02:08:37)|
|stick it to the big man||
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