Sunday September 04, 2016

Warner Bros. Flags Own Website As Piracy Portal

I wonder who is more incompetent; the WB executives who are butchering their directors’ work or their lawyers, who are apparently listing their own, legit sites as piracy links? Listings would suggest that the company wants official sites for movies such as The Dark Knight and The Matrix taken down.

Warner only hurts itself with these erroneous takedown requests. Unfortunately, however, is not the only ‘legitimate’ domain that’s being targeted. The same notices highlighted above also target a link to the Amazon store, where users can rent or buy a copy of The Dark Knight. In addition, it targets a link to Batman Begins in the Sky Cinema store, as well as the film’s official IMDb page. In other words, Warner is inadvertently trying to make it harder for the public to find links to legitimate content, which runs counter to their intentions.