Pirating the Oscars 2011

Andy Baio hat, so wie jedes Jahr, die Oscarnominierungen auf Internet-Leaks hin analysiert und das ganze ausgewertet.

Continuing the trend from the last couple years, fewer screeners are leaking online by nomination day than ever. Last year at this time, only 41% of screeners leaked online; this year, that number drops again slightly to 38%.

But if you include retail DVD releases along with screeners, 66% of this year's nominated films have already leaked online in high quality. This makes sense; if a retail DVD release is already available, there's no point in leaking the screener. But I think it's safe to say that industry efforts to watermark screeners and prosecute leaks by members have almost certainly contributed to the decline.

Pirating the 2011 Oscars