Yes Men documentary goes online via Bittorrent to evade censorship


20 Responses to “Yes Men documentary goes online via Bittorrent to evade censorship”

  1. Dv Revolutionary says:

    Invictus @ 8.

    I think you really read the article you point to wrong. Now admittedly their letter has no irony tag included but I severely doubt the yes men are even contemplating suing another activist group for stealing their stick. I think the yes men know exactly how absurd that is and are making light of it. I think their letter to the French activists is super flattery for a job well done and a cause worthy.

  2. pixleshifter says:

    Truly brilliant. And hilarious.
    These people have balls of steel.

  3. ironix says:

    Seems the links have been slash^H^H^H^H^H BoingBoing’d.

    • mdh says:

      But not before I got it. Thanks Cory, I’ve been looking forward to seeing this movie, and I’ll keep it seeded for quite a while.

  4. Humptydank says:

    Sorry, I’m confused. Can someone enlighten me as to why their own stuff is being taken down over copyright violations?

    • sdmikev says:

      ^^ Here’s a link:

      The Chamber of Commerce can suck it. They are nothing but big business dickheads.

      I was in NYC last Sept. when the Yes Men did a fake NY Post prank (and some other things) about climate change. Was fun to see a prank as it happened on the street. People reading their free Post as they walked around and sat in the park. I got a great shot of a guy contemplating his copy while he got his shoes shined outside Bryant Park..

  5. Anonymous says:

    Available through BT Junkie

  6. jabo27 says:

    I love the ‘show how you think the world SHOULD be’ strategy. Something went wrong with my download (i think, that was my first torrent download, weird) and had no sound but still watched it as i worked. it was the ballsiest silent movie I’ve ever seen.

    Also, the Chamber of Commerce can suck it.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I think Penn of Penn & Teller often criticized Michael Moore and Sasha Baron Cohen for manipulative exposure of other people. Is this the same? Are they putting people into those position they would like to expose?

    • spcfgt says:

      Do Penn and Teller need to approve everything you watch or something? I don’t get this at all.

      If you haven’t seen what the Yes Men do, go watch it for yourself.

    • Cowicide says:

      I think Penn of Penn & Teller often criticized Michael Moore and Sasha Baron Cohen for manipulative exposure of other people.

      You mean those two guys that filled bottles with water from a garden hose and then later tricked people at a restaurant by telling them it was fancy, bottled spring water?

      Those guys? -_-

  8. Anonymous says:

    been uploading this seeding this torrent like a fiend.

  9. nixiebunny says:

    Either they’re pranking their own film distribution company, or they’re actually subversive filmmakers getting distribution via the underground because it still works.

    My money’s on the latter.

  10. defunctdoormat says:

    The first torrent link in the linked link is dead. You have to grab the larger file by clicking the ‘other download options’.

    I honestly couldn’t understand how a torrent could be BB’d to death. They get BETTER with more people, not worse!

    • Cowicide says:

      They get BETTER with more people, not worse!

      The torrent file you need to download the actual torrent parts is hosted on a website in one place. Once you get that file, then the distributed magic happens… but not until then.

      Until we have widespread use of browsers that can view html from torrent html files, etc. — we still need to rely on old-fashioned web servers to host the torrent file you need and deal with shortcomings like being boing-boinged from heavy traffic.

  11. pacman says:

    just finished the movie, very good. i recommend every one try to see this.

  12. invictus says:

    Yes Men appear to try and Fix The World by wanting to sue another activist group, the Committee for the Reimbursement of the Indemnity Money Extorted from Haiti.

    Go, Yes Men! Stick it to the man! As long as your bank account isn’t affected, that is…

  13. Anonymous says:

    Downloaded it from the link on Pirate Bay and saw it yesterday. It’s good to see there are people trying to make this place a better world… Will recommend to everyone ! Good luck with the stupid lawsuits.

  14. defunctdoormat says:

    I honestly think the Yes Men comment on the blog you linked is more than a little tongue in cheek. You don’t complement someone on enlightening you as you sue them into hell… Well, Large corporations do, but the Yes Men appear to be the exact opposite of this, and seem to openly encourage rebellion of this type. They just wanted to say they had nothing to do with this particular stunt.

    The video linked above is actually very enlightening, too. Both in what they actually get away with, and what the corporations get away with, and actually profit from!

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