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Friday, July 02, 2004

Steal this Movie.

Micheal Moore wants you to download 'Fahrenheit 9/11' for free as reported to CNET News.com.

"The controversial film--like virtually every new release--has been circulating online for days. Early in the week, anti-Moore Web site MooreWatch.com posted a link to a pirated version of the film available elsewhere on a file-sharing network, noting that the director himself has publicly backed downloading the movie online.
The result has been a torrent of criticism from Moore supporters and his distribution company, Lions Gate Entertainment. The site was even the target of a denial-of-service attack a few days ago. But MooreWatch co-founder Jim Kenefick, a Web programmer in Hamden, Conn., is taking it in stride.

'Moore has said on many cases that he doesn't care if people download his movies or steal his book or sneak into his movies,' Kenefick said. 'If I can use his own words against him to be a bee in his bonnet, then I will.' "

I think that stealing other people's intellectual property is wrong. But it appears as if Micheal Moore has given people permission to do so in this case. The article is not entirely accurate in that the movie is not available for download through MOOREWATCH.com,

But that is an excellent place to visit if you wish to follow Mr. Moore's advice and steal his movie. (Which once again I wholeheartedly disagree with.)


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