So, I finally found (I think) a way to get “The Bet” torrent removed from at least one torrent site. I sent them an email following their instructions, and it should be removed in a couple of days. We’ll see.
I also asked (though I’m sure I will get no response) if they had any information about how the incorrect and slanderous biography became attached to the film.
Part of me isn’t all that concerned that it’s being downloaded illegally – it’s getting seen – but it is wrong and I need to fight, I guess. I would have less of an issue if any of the 100+ downloaders, including the two that posted positive comments about the film (if they’re real), would take the time to actually purchase the DVD with extras legally. But, then, that’s just the way I would do it. It’s not like I ever got paid for making the film. I paid to make the film. And recouping the $5000 or so put into making it would go a long way to alleviating the frustration.