Content creators continue to target BitTorrent pirates who distribute their work. Some do so with more of a sense of humor than others. The producers of Fractale, a new anime series, have filed a lawsuit targeting exactly 1337 alleged downloaders of the program. TorrentFreak points out that the episode named in the lawsuit also features a crew dubbed the "Straw Hat Pirates."
The lawsuit itself is no joke, however. Fractale's producers have also taken further action to try and stop the show from popping up on Torrent sites. Last week, they demanded that the show's American distributor, Funimation, squash all pirated copies being traded online before new episodes would be permitted to air on Hulu.
When you think about it, that's pretty funny, too. The notion that a distributor can rid the Internets of pirated content is laughable, as is the idea that restricting access to content via legitimate services like Hulu will somehow help matters.
|G.Skill KM560 MX keyboard drops the numpad||9|
|Rumor: Acer Triton 700 may use an unreleased Pascal GPU||20|
|Silverstone Vital VT02 could hold a Core i7 in under two liters||8|
|Galax and KFA2 induct the GTX 1080 Ti into the Hall of Fame||22|
|Acer's Aspire GX-281 lineup brings Ryzen to the masses||17|
|Deals of the week: discounts on CPUs, mobos, and more||8|
|Asetek gets $600,000 from Cooler Master in AIO cooler patent spat||18|
|Acer Predator Triton and Helios laptops are ready for serious play||15|
|Intel enjoys healthy revenue and profits for Q1 2017||30|