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August 6, 2008

Chaos is fair

srikanth @ 9:30 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1218058244 ) Play

What’s the story behind this image?

Cracked (well, almost) by everyone: insufferablejake , Priya , gudanggurum , Kamal Rathi , akhi , sidsen , Prasad , svgreatest , duriel , Rohan , Kiran , Chandrakant Nair , Atul Mathew , Nakul , rajeshvj , shenoyvarun86 , Ganesh Prasad , varuns88 , kunal chaubey , bobo , jayanth , Wasi Manazir , rubhatta , Dibyo , Dibyo , Siddharth Jain , Keerthi M R , Poornima and VikraM.

Answer:

Warner Bros. took some extremely stringent measures with The Dark Knight to ensure it wasn’t pirated and released onto the scene. The Pirate Bay got its hands on the torrent about 36 hours after the movie’s release, and immediately changed their logo to this. They also renamed themselves’ The Pirate Bat, pretty much sticking their tongue out at WB.

This was, however, a success for WB. Considering that most movies leak well _before_ release, a 36 hour delay is a significant improvement.


30 Responses to “Chaos is fair”

  1. That’s Pirate Bay cashing in on the hype/publicity surrounding the new Batman movie. During and around the release of the movie the torrent site changed its name to the ‘Pirate Bat’ with the above picture above its logo, clicking on which would take one to a search for Dark Knight torrents.


  2. Priya

    Pirate Bay celebrating launch of The Dark Knight.


  3. The pirate bay.(the pirate bat)


  4. Its the Pirate Bay promoting “The Dark Knight” leak.


  5. akhi
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    The Pirate Bay renamed their site into “The Pirate Bat“, and put up a new logo that links to a search for “The Dark Knight”.

    to quote a blog .. (let’s see if i can find the torrent :P)


  6. Steal this film


  7. sidsen
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    dark knight pirate bay pirate bat


  8. Prasad

    The Pirate Bay promoting leaked copies/torrents of The Dark Knight.


  9. svgreatest

    PirateBay inspired by The Dark Knight changed its name to PirateBat


  10. duriel
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    “The PirateBat”
    PirateBay promoting cam versions of The Dark Knight.

    http://current.com/topics/88825169_piratebat


  11. Rohan
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    The Pirate Bay has the renamed their site into “The Pirate Bat“, and put up a new logo that links to a search for “The Dark Knight”. leaked torrents etc


  12. Kiran

    piratebat – TPB parodying dark night with the torrent leak


  13. Chandrakant Nair

    Tats d ”promotional” pirate bay doodle which links to leaked copies o “The dark knight “..They’ve further tried 2 promote d movie (i luvd d movie, esp d Joker) by renaming themselves as “The pirate bat” :-)..


  14. Pirate Bay renaming their site to The Pirate Bat to piss off movie executives as torrents of DK had surfaced on Pirate Bay.


  15. Nakul

    Pirate bay’s attempt at recording Dark knight being foiled


  16. rajeshvj
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    The Piratebat. Pirate Bay’s promo of ‘The Dark Knight’.


  17. The pirate bay, dark knight fundae


  18. Ganesh Prasad

    The Pirate Bay promotes “The Dark Knight” leak and renamed their site into “The Pirate Bat“, and put up a new logo that links to a search for “The Dark Knight”.

    Similarly , When Apple’s OSX x86 leaked. in July 2005, they renamed the site to the Pear Bay, and linked to the leaked torrent


  19. varuns88
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    Logo made by Pirate Bay to show that “The Dark Knight” is available on torrents.The name of the website was changed to The Pirate Bat for a day.


  20. kunal chaubey

    The Pirate Bat!! Pirate Bay\’s scoff at anti-pricay lunatics!


  21. the pirate bay homage to TDK?


  22. pirate bay promoting the dark knight leak..

    (p.s: why so serious?)


  23. Wasi Manazir

    Pirate Bay / Pirate Bat,
    promoting the piracy of The Dark Knight.


  24. rubhatta

    It is the PirateBat!

    The Pirate Bay promotes The Dark Knight leak as they renamed their site into The Pirate Bat, and put up a new logo that links to a search for The Dark Knight.


  25. Dibyo
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    Pirate bay was renamed pirate bat to celebrate the ‘release’ of the dark knight


  26. Dibyo
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    Pirate bay was renamed pirate bat to celebrate the ‘release’ of the dark knight. This was the logo of the site


  27. Siddharth Jain
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    The bitTorrent website, The Pirate Bay promoting the “Dark Knight” leak.


  28. Keerthi M R

    Pirate bay doodles . This doodle was made to celebrate Dark Knight\’s movie leak to Pirate bay. Like google, pirate bay changes its site logo to mark special occasions.


  29. Poornima

    http://www.webtvwire.com/the-d.....tman-hype/


  30. VikraM

    Pirate Bay leaks The Dark Knight…
    hence The Pirate Bat.

    chaos is fair indeed….


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