Russell Brand has tweeted three ways to get a hold of his new DVD, Messiah Complex — putting the Pirate Bay front and centre.
Comedian and author Russell Brand is often in the viral blogosphere for saying shocking things — most recently, he hit headlines calling for a political revolution to reject the current systems and hierarchies that favour the privileged.
Giving away his work for free seems to be along a similar anti-capitalist vein. Although, Brand's latest DVD, Messiah Complex, is available to purchase for £10 from Amazon and the BBC Shop, which he tweeted, but the first link he provided was to a Pirate Bay proxy for the torrent (allowing UK users to circumvent ISP-level blocks to the Pirate Bay main site).
Apparently, this move did not go down well with BBC Worldwide, whose subsidiary 2Entertain published the DVD.
"@Riderofrohan: How does your agent/manager feel about you promoting Pirate Bay? :)" Some people who's jobs depend on it are angry. Complex.— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) November 27, 2013
This means the torrent is illegal and not authorised by Brand's employers. Download at your own risk.