By Chris Scott Barr
I think enough people have gotten fired over the stupid crap they post online that you know someone’s always watching what you say. So what do you think happened when a girl complains about a lack of torrents for a movie that’s still in theaters? You guessed it, someone at the movie studio found her tweet and took action. Of course the actions of the studio weren’t what you would expect.
It seems the Miramax Films has been keeping an eye out for people tweeting about piracy. In this particular case, a girl (we’ll call her Amanda, mostly because thats her name) posted on Twitter that there weren’t any Adventureland torrents up. Miramax saw the tweet and offered her a pair of tickets to go watch the movie in theaters. That’s right, they didn’t scold her for trying to watch their new movie for free. Instead they made sure that she had no problems viewing it without paying. Wow.
Honestly, in this economy it’s hard to justify a trip to the movies, as it usually ends up being a $30+ affair. It was really nice to see Miramax step up and offer to give this girl a free night out. One one hand, they could have threatened the girl, and thus ensured that someone would pirate the movie just to spite them. However, they took the high road, and offered her a chance to see it on the big screen instead of pirating it. Well played Miramax, well played.
The only downside to this story is that Amanda only ended up getting one free ticket, instead of the pair she was promised. Still, one free ticket is better than no free tickets.