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Buzzfeed Live Streams A Pirated Copy of Monty Python and Gets Caught

I guess we should call this article "10 reasons why its a bad idea to live stream a stolen copy of a movie for everyone to see." but we'll leave that title for Buzzfeed.
Last night Buzzfeed utilized Facebook's live streaming feature to stream a copy of Monty Python and the Holy Grail for it's followers to join in and watch.
Everything seemed to be going well...

Until this.

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    During the last moments of the stream this watermark appeared on screen, clearly showing that the copy had been illegally downloaded from The Pirate Bay, a digital copyright infringement and piracy website.

    The people who make these illegal copies will often leave these watermarks or "signatures" to signify "their" work, and in this case it got Buzzfeed caught red handed.

    A word to the wise, if you're going to stream an illegal copy of a video, make sure that same video isn't going to expose you first.

    The question is, will this have any implications for Buzzfeed? All the holder of the movies copyright needs to do is go after them and they could walk away with some serious dough. If they don't it might set a precedent okaying this sort of thing in the future.

    NBCUniversal has invested $400 million dollars in Buzzfeed, you'd think with all that money they'd be able to afford a copy of a 40 year old movie.

    Special thanks to the quick thinker that grabbed this screen shot.

    Alright we can't resist doing this.

    HERE'S 10 REASONS/REACTION-THINGS OF WHY ITS A BAD IDEA TO LIVE STREAM A STOLEN COPY OF A MOVIE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE


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    Buzzfeed to Copyright Laws...

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    Buzzfeed After They Get Sued for a Gazillion Dollars

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    Buzzfeed to the Copyright

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    Buzzfeed!

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    Buzzfeed: "Oh Its Just a Harmless Little Copyright Infringement.. Isn't it?"

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    *screams*

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    Ok I got nothin on this one. At this point I just want to watch Monty Python.

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    Maybe we should host our own live stream.. Hmm

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    Hold on, we need to go illegally download a copy first. Cheers.

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