Lexi Alexander, the director of Green Street Hooligans and Punisher, has been blogging about the recent pre-release leaking of The Expendables 3, and it makes for interesting reading. Lionsgate has been in meltdown for the past week or so after Sylvester Stallone's action-romp made its way online - in good quality.

Expendables 3The cast of 'The Expendables 3'

The studio is going after pretty much everyone, including Google, over the leak, but shouldn't it be searching out the person who stole the footage in the first place? Alexander - who has previously campaigned for the release of Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde - blogged, ".okay, you want to be mad at the kid in Sweden or Australia for uploading your movie? Go for it.  Oh wait, in cases like Expendables 3 it's actually someone here in Hollywood leaking it."

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"This by the way opens up all kinds of possibilities. I'm not suggesting anything, but hypothetically , if there were an anonymous address people could send not-yet-released movie DVDs to, so someone else could upload them without a chance of it being backtracked to the source, then a whole bunch of abused and mistreated assistants wouldn't be defenseless anymore."

The Expendables 3 Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stalline in 'The Expendables 3'

"It's kind of like going to a restaurant and thinking twice about insulting the waiter or busboy because you're afraid of what they'll put in the food before they bring it back. Imagine those famously abusive directors, producers or stars (#notall....) having to tone down the abuse, otherwise LOUD EVENT MOVIE # 5 will show up on the piratebay with a little note that says: "Don't bother seeing this in the theater. Everybody above the line was a monster to us."

"Maybe the MPAA should drop some of their $$ on PSAs about the danger of abusing assistants: "If you kick me everyday, your film will land on piratebay."

The Expendables 3 stars Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes, Kellan Lutz and Victor Ortiz. It is not released until August 15, 2014.