Before it was removed, though, that particular YouTube posting had been viewed more than 1.4 million times as of noon PDT on Tuesday.
So, the video I embedded in this post is now gone.
Note that I didn’t upload it to YouTube. I found out about it from everyone talking about it on the Internet.
Isn’t that the damn purpose of a movie trailer?
Since Sony clearly can’t see the value of fan-driven word-of-mouth, I expect them to make my other post disappear: Shot By Shot: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Red Band Trailer.
Because, you know, crappy lo-res snaps helping to spread the word for free about their major 2011 movie will threaten all of Sony’s income!
I’m making this a sticky so we can all play this game at home. This sticky is posted June 1st, let’s see how long that post stays up.
Update June 5, 2011: I’ve unstuck this post from the front page. Unless Sony is planning a full-blown lawsuit — doubtful — they would have DMCAed WordPress by now. It didn’t take that long for them to do that with YouTube.