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Hollywood Keeps Screener Piracy ‘Alive’ by Mailing 70,000 Discs a Year

Postby MrFredPFL » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:30 am

Story :

Every year movie studios send out tens of thousands of DVD and Blu-ray discs to awards voters. Although it's much cheaper and safer to use digital screeners which can only be watched online, the studios keep the physical discs in rotation fearing that voters won't watch them otherwise. By doing so, they also keep screener piracy alive.

At the end of the year movie industry insiders traditionally receive their screener copies, which they use to vote on the Oscars and other awards.

As is tradition, quite a few of these advance screeners will leak on various pirate sites. Last year the action started late, but eventually more than a dozen copies found their way to pirate sites.

The problem is not minor. Over the past fifteen years, screener copies of more than half of all the Oscar-nominated films have leaked online. Many of them appeared while the movies were still playing in theaters, or even before.

way to adapt to the times, folks. NOT.

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