what you all seem to be forgetting...
I am no fan of the Jackass series. but some of you are acting with such incendiary anger and bitter words.
I fully understand that most register articles are designed to invite mocking and berating of the every industry tied to geekism - but i thought some of you may be sensible about this.
Cutting out all the corporate jive talking, I sincerely hope this is successful. I agree with the comment about "2 weeks after they'll start charging" which makes no sense at all. they are giving people two weeks to watch (and rip) the stream for free before they start charging it. useNet will have a copy with an hour.
but this is not the point. if this is successful, it will be a precedent. something for the music industry to look at and say. "Wow, what a bunch of cretins we have been. If we'd just woken up to a different distribution model, rather than assuming ALL of our customers are blood-thirsty pirates of the high-interenets, then we might have actually earned their respect!"
Even if the film in question is straight-to-video quality toss, so are 70% of the films released at the cinema gone to see by the proles. Come now, lets be more sensible when commenting next time? eh?