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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > “Expendables” Trailer Fell Victim to the MPAA Shutdown

“Expendables” Trailer Fell Victim to the MPAA Shutdown

“Expendables” Trailer Fell Victim to the MPAA Shutdown

Added: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The trailer of forthcoming “Expendables” movie, recently produced by the fans, that was exhorting “true” men to go and watch the film “in a f*cking theater” but not “off your torrents”, finally was shutdown due to a DMCA request initiated by the Motion Pictures Association of America.

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According to the recent news, the fans of the star-studded action movie “The Expendables” (the cast including Mickey Rourke, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li and Bruce Willis) had created a movie trailer issuing a call to arms for “real” men to regain the theaters back from the films for teenage girls, like “Sex in the City,” “Twilight,” with, for some reason, special attention given to Julia Robert’s new “Eat, Pray, Love” movie.

The trailer told those men staying at home and doing their job that by refusing to go to the theaters and switching to downloading movies off the torrents they are literally handing the keys from Hollywood to the teenage girls.

However, it was actually expected that the creators of the video won’t get away with this direct declaration of war to the girls. It was really a bold step, but not a very wise one, as the teenage girls could appear smart enough to respond with a blow. It’s not clear whether the initiator of the shutdown was a man or a woman, but she or he definitely favors Julia Roberts and the fair sex to win the battle the guys have started.

It was announced just several days after the trailer’s appearance that it has fallen a victim to a DMCA shutdown request initiated by the Motion Pictures Association of America. The spokesperson for the MPAA says that it doesn’t normally get involved in this kind of things, but this case is outstanding. The matter is in a shot in the beginning of a video, making it look like an ordinary trailer – you all remember the customer green screen appearing at the start, containing the phrase “the following preview has been approved by the MPAA.” Thus the trailer was suggested to be submitted for approval by the MPAA’s advertising review board, and the video creators didn’t take care of that.

The fact that the video advocated men to go see the movie legally, calling them not to infringe the copyright, didn’t help. Seems like profanity-laced videos are not welcomed in Hollywood, but chic-flics are.


By:
SaM
July 28th, 2010

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Wednesday, July 28th, 2010



Comments (10) (please add your comment »)

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posted by (2010-07-28 16:07:57)
Biggest_Baddest_Wolf avatarHaha... hahaha... hahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....
Sweet!!!
Now those buttholes are even taking on their own supporters.

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posted by (2010-07-28 18:54:48)
Boomer avatarTrue, but one could say this is promotion for a overhyped corporate cookie cutter
movie to begin with, maybe the reason to make fun of it.

Have a nice day!

3
posted by (2010-07-28 21:32:24)
ijx avatarInstead of supporting all means of propaganda to drag people to cinemas , they prefer to curtain down ;( Realy stupid move.
How people supposed to be allured in,Do they believe that their word is enuff to take people to cinemas....realy funny politics...realy....

4
posted by Blocked (2010-07-28 22:27:57)
menahunie avatarSo much for "free" advertising..
I wonder if it was just the MPAA that that got their panties in an uproar; or did anyone from the movies producer's bitch and then the MPAA started foaming like the rabid dog it is?
If there was no complaint from the movies producers;what the hell does an organization - NOT EVEN THE MOVIES PRODUCERS take action when the MPAA is not even the COPYRIGHT HOLDER OF THE MOVIE; or have I missed something.
The last I knew the MPAA it self has never ever made any movies?
When the MPA or EVEN THE RIAA files a DCMA on a users ISP; does that letter also include the "Copyright" Holder has made a complaint tot the MPAA or the RIAA that their "copyrighted" works "copyrights" are being violated? Or is the MPAA and/or the RIAA seeing a "file" on a torrent shoot off a violation letter?
I would try and get the answer from the movies producers and see what they say..

5
posted by (2010-07-29 02:16:43)
moviefreak24 avatarThere's dumb and then there's DUMBER (great movie lol)These guys were doing part of the MPAA's work for them. They want people to go to the movies instead of downloading right? So why shut these guys down? They could have just asked them to modify it, remove the intro, but no they have to act all tuff and stuff. But it seems to me like it's not certain this shutdown has anything to do with teenage girls retaliating. Could just be a dumb move of the MPAA itself.

6
posted by ET loverSupermanTurtle (2010-07-30 10:34:34)
zuluDROOG avatarSaM, there's a HUGE amount of irony in this article. Why are the members of this site allowed to (potentially) break federal laws yet are punished for using profanity (even in a constructive way) which in most countries is not regarded as a criminal act. In fact, in Australia, swearing comes under legislation called the Summary Offences Act 1988, which describes "any act that a reasonable person might consider offensive" is an offence in the law. It's up to the police officers discretion whether to issue a fine or not. The point being: police don't HAVE to abide by the code of the law to hand out fines for swearing unless they make the decision to do so.

Maybe it's time for a change to allow reasonable expression on ET and stop the automatic petty, puerile slaps for this exceedingly minor infringement? I'm sure that no-one would be mightily offended by any occasional vulgarity they might encounter while browsing for their latest torrents or torrent news.

Other opinions?

7
posted by Blocked (2010-07-31 01:56:45)
menahunie avatarzuluDROOG - This is not AuzzieLand and that is getting more "fukedup" ( oops bad word - Tough ) as time goes by. Auzzieland was founded from a penal colony and fought for all freedoms; but today that has gone in the shitter ( OOPS ANOTHER BAD WORD - WWAAAA )...
tHERE IS IN MANY COUNTRIES A "FREEDOM OF SPEECH" THOS NOT IN aUZZIELANBD ANYMORE. tHERE IF YOU SMASH YOUR THUMB, STUB YOUR TOE AND STARTED TO SWEAR YOU GET A TICKET - dAMN ( OOPS ANOTHER BAD WORD - bOOHOOO ).
aUZZIELAND HAS TO HAVE CONSUMED TOO MUC fOSTERS AND BEEN BRAINWASHED WATCHING THE dEMOLISION mAN TOO MANY TIMES... rEMEBER EVERYTIME HE SWORE YOU WOULD HEAR AN EEEHHHHH YOU HAVE VIOLATED THE LANGUAGE DECENTLY ACT; YOU ARE FINED 2.00; i LOVE THE Scene where he stands next to the machine and just trash mouths.LMFAO ( oh my god a really bad set of word - well TOO BAD ).

Keyboard started to freak out? keeps going upper case all by itself; bash bash now it's working.

My advice to zuluDROOG go walk about with a truck load of Fosters and come back when you show some common sense.
There is a place for "bad" words; that in some cases where nothing else will fuking work... Get it !!!

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posted by (2010-07-31 12:01:21)
ijx avatar...all i can add is: Were is going the peoples freedom of choice and speech??!!!If this continues , internet will have more control than beneficts...

9
posted by Blocked (2010-07-31 13:23:18)
menahunie avatarthe Summary Offences Act 1988, which describes "any act that a reasonable person might consider offensive" is an offence in the law.

Hmmmm; I guess I had better not FART around zuluDROOG

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posted by ET loverSupermanTurtle (2010-07-31 14:34:15)
zuluDROOG avatar@menahunie - I think you should re-read my post. I am not OPPOSED to swearing. I am in fact ADVOCATING it as a freedom of expression. If you read my post again you will see that swearing in "AuzzieLand" is not a crime, felony or even a misdemeanour. Slow down, calm down and reply like a mature adult in future.



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