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Saudi airline caught playing pirated copy of movie

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Apr 2011 22:53 User comments (5)

Saudi airline caught playing pirated copy of movie TF has posted a picture today that shows a Saudi airline running a pirated Blu-ray copy of the movie "Killers" as its in-flight film.
The copy shows up as "Killers 2010 BDRiP AC3 XViD-ILOVE," clearly meaning the airline decided to roll with a pirated copy over the official content given by the studios.

It is likely the company has the license to play the film, but believed pirating the film was easier (no DRM), or just better quality.

There was no comment from the airline or the studio behind Killers.

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5 user comments

15.4.2011 3:40

It's probably easier for them to just hold digital copies instead of having to worry about swapping discs. That's just what I think, but I don't have any real information about it. Also, as far as I know, Killers doesn't come with a digital copy like some other Blu-Rays do so like the author said, it may have just been easier for them to pirate it than rip and convert it. If that's the case then I wouldn't worry too much about what copy they've used if they've already paid for the license although I'm sure there are some legal ramifications for doing what they did.

25.4.2011 6:04

Their screens are probably not HDCP compliant; forcing them to use rips...sometimes they just use rips from torrent sites.



35.4.2011 10:27

I wish we have an airline like that haha

45.4.2011 11:19
lissenup3
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Originally posted by KillerBug:
Their screens are probably not HDCP compliant; forcing them to use rips...sometimes they just use rips from torrent sites.

Hey, as long as they paid for it then who cares. I can't blame them and agree with the second comment about their screens not being HDCP compliant.

56.4.2011 6:46
OnBoard
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AS THE OFFICIAL CONTENT SERVICE PROVIDER FOR SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES, WE AT ONBOARD INTERNATIONAL VOUCH FOR THE FACT THAT SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES HAS STRICT POLICIES RESPECTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND DOES NOT AIR UNLICENSED MEDIA ONBOARD. THIS TITLE 'KILLERS' WAS OFFICIALY LICENSED AND THE MOVIE FILE USED IS IN FACT A SAUDI-EDITED VERSION OF THE MOVIE SPECIALLY PAID FOR BY THE AIRLINE. FURTHER HOLLYWOOD MOVIE FILES ARE HANDLED BY HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS AND LABS IN THE US AND THE AIRLINE DOES NOT HANDLE PHYSICAL MEDIA FILES. IN THIS UNFORTUNATE CASE AN INCORRECT IMAGE WAS UPLOADED ONTO THE GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE BY A THIRD PARTY.

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