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Indie Game Dev Delights Pirate Bay

jones_supa (887896) writes | about a year and a half ago

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jones_supa (887896) writes "Over the weekend a torrent of the game Anodyne was uploaded to The Pirate Bay and to the delight of observers was greeted with a positive attitude from its creators. 'It’s neat that Anodyne’s here and I’m glad that means more people can play it, though of course we’d love it if you bought the game,' the author Sean Hogan commented. Adding to the fun, Hogan posted up some codes so people could download the game for free from Desura. In an interesting turn, the torrent has later disappeared. The Pirate Bay is well-known for not removing torrents to any content — maybe the uploader started to feel bad about his act later?"
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justthinkit (954982) | about a year and a half ago | (#42875447)

Removing torrents implies you have examined them.

Case 1: Examine a torrent that claims to be a blockbuster movie, for example, find that it is just a two hour black screen, remove the torrent.

Case 2: Examine a torrent that claims to be a blockbuster movie, for example, find that it IS, and leave the torrent in place.

Result: "better" torrents, and reasonable proof to the movie mafia that you coulda/shoulda deleted the blockbuster movie torrent, and the thousands of others like it.

Hence the "See no evil, hear no evil" policy.

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