Toronto Pirates Go Y'arrrr at TIFF


The other day, a friend of mine told me that he had watched Julie Taymor's Across the Universe — a day after the film had premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Knowing him not to be the festival type, I asked him where he had seen the movie. He quickly replied: "oh, I downloaded it."

Warner Bros. already took action against piracy and imposed an embargo on all preview screenings of their upcoming movies in Toronto, but are the pirates out there at TIFF as well? Well, according to Thomas Purves' video above, the pirates are not only out there, but vocal as well.

From Thomas' blog post:

On Monday, it started with a few scattered pranksters shouting Arrr at the opening screen of the film premiers at this year's Toronto International Film festival. By week end the meme had caught on.

The Pirate Bay relaunched Suprnova a few months ago with the following message to Hollywood:

This is how it works. Whatever you sink, we build back up. Whomever you sue, ten new pirates are recruited. Wherever you go, we are already ahead of you. You are the past and the forgotten, we are the internet and the future. Y'arr!


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