Thursday, January 24, 2008


aXXo’s Pirated Movies Used to Promote the iMac

‘The DVD ripper aXXo is without a doubt one of the most popular DVD-rippers. Even though he hasn’t been active since November 2007, his rips are still widely used, even by commercial outlets such as the John Lewis store. They must have thought, “Why use a real DVD if we can use a pirated movie for free?”

The aXXo rip was shown on an iMac displayed on an Apple stand at a John Lewis store. A member of the Hexus forums discovered this remarkable promotional material, and writes:

“So I was in my local John Lewis store a week or so back, and I was checking out their new little Apple mac area, which had lots of Macs on display, with some desks setup and other accessories. They also had some wall mounted iMacs. Imagine my surprise when getting closer to one of them to see ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’ – ripped by Axxo playing.”‘

One Response to “aXXo’s Pirated Movies Used to Promote the iMac”

  1. Kidjay Says:

    wow. holy bad reporting and bad headline choices.

    its not like this was in an apple store, or done by apple. like…be serious.

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