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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > State Television in Iran Broadcasted Pirate Movie

State Television in Iran Broadcasted Pirate Movie

State Television in Iran Broadcasted Pirate Movie

Added: Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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, 2016
It is not a secret that piracy becomes rampant all over the world, but Iran appeared to be one of the most blatant displays after its state TV showed a movie that clearly originated from a pirate website. Ironically enough, that website is blocked by the Iranian government


The youth-focused channel Iran IRIB TV3 is one of the few operated by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. The channel attracts a younger audience by broadcasting sports events, foreign films and TV shows. Several days ago, it showed the 2013 Hong Kong movie “Saving General Yang” – but a pirated copy, which had a watermark at the bottom aside from IRIB TV3 logo in the top right corner. The watermark read Tinymoviez.co, a popular site in the country where Internet users can download pirated copies of movies and TV shows. This was noticed by the local media, which shared screenshots of the unusual sight.

The most interesting thing is that the Tinymoviez website and other Persian pirate portals like Ganool are blocked by the local government as they contain nudity. Apparently, the state TV has found a backdoor (just like many other Internet users). Moreover, it turns out that IRIB TV3 is not the only channel to broadcast pirated films – this seems to be a common thing in the country, because pirate watermarks were also noticed elsewhere on movies such as Django Unchained, Tower Heist, and Jack the Giant Slayer. Besides, TV broadcasters often use music from popular TV shows like Game of Thrones and Dexter on their own footage. Finally, Iranian State TV even broadcasted a soccer match recorded from Al Jazeera. This move prompted FIFA to threaten the channel with legal action.

The problem is that the local copyright law is set up to protect all copyrighted works produced by Iranians, but not foreign creators. For the last 15 years, Iran has been a member of the WIPO and has acceded to several WIPO treaties. But it never signed the WIPO copyright treaty and other international copyright agreements that would forbid copying of foreign products.

At the same time, Iran is not the only country having trouble with broadcasting pirated content: for instance, Netflix accidentally used pirate fansubs on the Canadian-American science fiction series Andromeda a few years ago, and Saudi Airlines listed a pirated movie in its in-flight entertainment system.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.

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Date:  Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Comments (4) (please add your comment »)

posted by ET junkieET loverSupermanTurtle (2016-01-13 17:57:51)
Waz avatarMeanwhile in Iran

posted by Verified Uploader (2016-01-14 09:21:26)
knowumsayin avatarLike so many third-world countries, if it wasnt for Western interests discovering and developing oil in their country, these thieving clowns would still be living in the stone age and exporting nothing but rugs, camel dung, and terrorism.

posted by Blocked (2016-01-15 22:00:05)
Chlodio avatarI can't help but wonder .. what are pirate fansubs? is that where a fan makes subs of a show then someone else uses said subs? so .. the pirates get pirated? karma much?
if it weren't for them blocking websites for nudity (wtf? I can understand that in highschool but a whole country?) I'd say go iran, for giving the copyright industry the bird in their own way.
thanks for the lulz, kus.

posted by Blocked (2016-01-16 08:56:40)
Kunty avatarhahahahaha it's Iran what r they gunna do???

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