Pirates Now Waiting Longer for Fewer Film CopiesAdded: Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
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After the Oscar nominees have been announced, lots of Internet users fired up their BitTorrent applications and began downloading the available movies. It seems that it’s time to take a look at the availability of the nominees in the file-sharing networks to find out any new trends emerging. The first glance at the situation allows to make a conclusion that today fewer copies leak on the Internet while pirates have to wait for them much longer than before.
The stats for all current Oscar nominees, except the documentary and foreign movies, prove that 2/3 of the movies are already available online in DVD quality. More than 1/2 of them have been found to leak as a screener, while 7 of them are even supposed to be leaked by Academy members themselves.
Although such high-profile films are widely available online, the overall trend is that the number of high quality copies leaking every year is steadily decreasing. For example, in comparison to last year, the number of screeners that leaked online has been decreased from 41% to 38% of all nominated movies. If we take into consideration retail DVDs, we’ll see that 66% of the movies in question are currently available in high quality, compared to 79% last year. It seems like this curious statistics should please the MPAA and other copyright owners.
Another interesting trend is the average time between the official release of the movie in the United States and its leak on the Internet. As for this year, this average wait time has increased to 37 days, which is the longest wait since at least 2003. However, it needs to be said that the figure of 37 days is a skewed picture, because most leaks actually come out much quicker, like 17 days after the premier. The reason for 37 days to be an average time is that 3 movies only leaked online after 100 days.
Finally, there’s some statistics available which proves that high piracy rates are not always based on the movies’ availability and box office success. For example, Toy Story 3, known to be the most successful movie in 2010, leaked online just a day after its official release. However, even the fact that the leaked copy was of high quality didn’t help it into the list of the most downloaded movies of the year.
As you can see, there’s no high correlation between early availability of the movie, its box office revenues and the rate of piracy, but the entertainment industry is still worrying about the losses caused by piracy.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
February 1st ,2011Posted by:
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
|posted by (2011-02-01 12:22:52)|
|whatever!as long as you keep putting out movies and charging 10 to 15 bucks to go and see,folks will be putting them on line!|
it's a numbers game,and you guys will always be outnumbered!
|lol whatever dude,this article is redundant|
|movies are over priced nowadays|
|The prices of movies coupled with the annoying tweens and their cells phones ruin any theater experience. I gladly wait 6 months for a screener/R5/DVD rip or whatever.|
|posted by (2011-02-02 13:25:28)|
|Friggin' little brats with their cell phones! Who would've thought. lmao!!!|
|First off we should really stop calling it piracy. We share files amongst friends and it should be referred and talked of this way. Really, how many P2P people make a profit from this? Yes there are some that burn and sell dvd copies and its then that the line has been crossed into piracy. The way the MPAA makes it sound is that if your having friends over to watch a movie then all your buds must have purchased a copy first. How many of you have loaned out a DVD? According to them it's piracy! This image must be changed by fighting against them in this way, The jury would most definitely be sympathetic. I have bought a copy of every movie I like and also take my kids to the movies and I know this is the case with most P2P. DO NOT let the MPAA label this as piracy anymore, I dont have the means to advertise this to the internet but there are some reading this who do. Change the minds of the people with the REAL truth.||
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