Mr Robot Premiere in Canada was CensoredAdded: Monday, September 7th, 2015
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2015
Launch of the popular hacking series Mr Robot in Canada was scheduled for last week, but a false DMCA notice disrupted the event. Showcase was offering the pilot episode on its website to attract viewers, but NBCUniversal in the United States has reported the site as pirates, which resulted in Google removing the search link.
A very popular TV series Mr Robot had quite an unusual launch in the United States: the pilot aired late in spring on online platforms such as YouTube, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and even Xbox and Playstation. Such technology allowed the show to get noticed and drove word-of-mouth promotion. In fact, this is the same effect piracy has always been providing unofficially via leaked pilots.
The first season of the series is already over in the US, but was due to launch in Canada on Showcase. Like in the US, Canadian viewers have also been given the opportunity to watch the pilot episode on Showcase.ca and ETCanada.com. The problem is that people who used Google to find the pilot failed to get it, because NBCUniversal in the US have reported Showcase to Google, claiming that the copy of the pilot on the broadcaster’s website was illegal.
It is very clear that Mr Robot’s creators were reaching out to those who spend their lives online – even the titles of the episodes were like eps1.4_3xpl0its.wmv or eps1.9_zer0-day.avi. This is why it is particularly disappointing that the target audience of the show will now be even more aware of how ridiculous the careless DMCA notices and companies sending them can be.
It should be mentioned that Google in most cases manages to sort out bogus takedown requests and refuses to satisfy them, but this time it is regrettable that the false NBCUniversal DMCA notice has somehow slipped past its systems. As a result, the pilot episode page has been completely delisted from Google search results.
The statistics showed that the first series of Mr Robot has enjoyed success and great reviews in the United States. However, the Canadians will be offered the show only in the fall, and not without a problem, as you can see. Those wishing to watch the series without relying on censored Google search results should memorize and use direct link to Showcase website.
Monday, September 7th, 2015
|Pfft hahaha. Nice to see the studios getting a piece of their own treatment. Wonder how challenging it would be to create a few videos of birds, grass or whatever upload them to video sites then start sending dmca takedown notices to a bunch of movies etc. on websites.|
|Or use duck,duck go. Use DMCA against them I kinda like that idea.|
|posted by (2015-09-09 01:50:14)|
|Here in Canada we have the craziest rules regarding content coming across the border (out Netflix is 1/10th the catalogue in the US). We are also huge sharers on bittorrent. Mainly because in many cases, there is no alternative.|
It doesn't surprise me that the premiere of the show was censored. Of course most of us have already gotten it off bittorrent.
Good job, CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission). You give us the highest cable and cellular bills in the world (through stifling of competition), no Amazon, Hulu, Pandora, Google Streaming video and a host of other services, and a population that lives through VPNs and bittorrent. You couldn't come up with a more perverse scenario.
You couldn't come up with a more perverse scenario.
I can. How about the ethnic cleansing of White Europeans from US/Europe from so-called 'migrants'/'asylum seekers' from Third World Countries???
Start here and research from there:
http://newobserveronline.com/ (Best site)
|I'm a Canadian and i don't care what the CRTC does i get my tv shows off torrents so screw them and thanx ET and the uploaders.||
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