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The Pirate Bay gives Hollywood another slap in the face

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Jul 2007 15:09 User comments (14)

The Pirate Bay gives Hollywood another slap in the face In celebration of the release of "The Simpsons Movie", the infamous torrent tracker The Pirate Bay has created a temporary new logo as well as t-shirt design. As a slap in Hollywood's face, the homepage logo of TPB links you to a search string that shows many hits for pirated camcorded versions od the Simpsons Movie.
As one of the admins, Brokep writes, “The beloved movie we’ve all been waiting for is out. So to celebrate we did a new logo and t-shirt in honor of this great show.. I guess you all know what show I’m talking about!”

TPB has even temporarily renamed itself "Evergreen Bay", based off the Simpson's home address on Evergreen Terrace. In the past, TPB has been well known for rebranding their site, most recently when the leak of the latest Harry Potter book hit its site.

For those who miss it, here is the picture, with the admins drawn as if they were Simpsons characters.

Source:
TorrentFreak

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14 user comments

129.7.2007 15:25

Hahaha thats to damn funny. I bet they pissing their pants trying to figure out a new strategy to take down the TPB. I cant wait for the news article on that. Should be interesting.

229.7.2007 16:01

LMAO!!!! I love it. Well done TPB its about time we showed them whos boss. :)

329.7.2007 16:08

lol, that's pretty funny, but the HP logo was pretty hilarious too :D

429.7.2007 16:20

So many people were checking vcdq.com today for info on Simpsons releases that it was crashing the site, I never saw that before. The internet is going ape shit for this release. Good thing too, FOX doesn’t deserve any money.

529.7.2007 16:33

lol how funny

630.7.2007 10:44

Torrents forever!

730.7.2007 11:59

I don't understand...this movie is highly pirated yet it was the #1 movie in America with something near $71 million in box office revenue. I was told that companies couldn't make huge profits if their stuff is pirated. I feel so lied to.

830.7.2007 14:13
armorthis
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Haha, thats sweet

930.7.2007 14:33

Originally posted by IguanaC64:
I don't understand...this movie is highly pirated yet it was the #1 movie in America with something near $71 million in box office revenue. I was told that companies couldn't make huge profits if their stuff is pirated. I feel so lied to.
Pirating has shown to be the best marketing tool available honestly, if people dont like the movie for free, who in their right mind will pay for it?

1030.7.2007 14:41

Quote:
Pirating has shown to be the best marketing tool available honestly, if people dont like the movie for free, who in their right mind will pay for it?
This is most true thing I hear for a long time now. I download movie and like so I will go to see in cinema when it opens.

1130.7.2007 16:16
neognat
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Quote:
Pirating has shown to be the best marketing tool available ...
I totally agree! I wonder why the big media fat-cats can't see this fact. It is in their industry's favor for people to like to watch movies. What if all of us movie watchers suddenly decided we would rather read books? The whole movie industry would be history. It seems their view is very narrow.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Jul 2007 @ 16:19

1231.7.2007 5:00

Smart people/companies understand this...the other ones will continue to insult our intelligence.

1331.7.2007 18:13
neognat
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Originally posted by IguanaC64:
Smart people/companies understand this...the other ones will continue to insult our intelligence.
I don't like to have my intelligence insulted. None of us do. That may be the biggest threat to the media industry.

1416.8.2007 6:59

I love how TPB changes their logo almost as often as Google to reflect the current state of interest.

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