Did you ever consider giving them some fucking money for that service?
Did they ever consider charging for it?
It's an actual file that facilitates you connecting to their *own* tracker. And without that tracker you wouldn't be able to download the file via bittorrent.
They aren't just telling people about files that are available, they are colluding in the distribution of them. They are naively pretending they are ignorant of the types of files they are facilitating the downloading of yet a simple search of they own site tells you *exactly* what files are being shared. How are they supposed to know what "Wolverine-Workprint.avi" is, they only have the name.... well when thousands of people download a torrent for it under your movies category, I'd say it was clear what it was.
No, they'll only do it with your consent. The 'consent' being given when you agree to the EULA upon installing the binary build they give you. Of course, you can just disagree and not accept it.
Some indie developers aren't fussed but others seem to believe they have a god given right for their product to be immune from piracy
Well they aren't ever going to be immune from it, but they certainly don't deserve to be pirated which you allude to with your comments on the price and the quality.
If it's good enough to seek out a pirate copy, then it's good enough to buy. $28 is NOT a lot to pay for something, I doubt anyone is out there aspiring to be able to one day afford $28 apart from people who think they have a sense of entitlement to own everything they want, despite not owning the conviction to go out spend honest money on it.
He deserves poor sales if he has wrongly priced the product but that price is not making pirates out of otherwise decent people who *really want* to pay/play.