Sunday, November 30, 2014

Yo Ho, Yo Ho

... a pirates life for somebody.

At least five new movies from Sony Pictures are being devoured on copyright-infringing file-sharing hubs online in the wake of the hack attack that hobbled the studio earlier in the week.

Copies of DVD screeners of four unreleased Sony movies including the upcoming "Annie" are getting some unwelcome early exposure, but nothing compared to the frenzy enveloping "Fury," the war pic still in theaters since bowing last month.

"Fury" has been downloaded by over 888,000 unique IP addresses since showing up on peer-to-peer networks on Nov. 27, according to piracy tracking firm Excipio. That's high enough to be the second most downloaded movie currently being pirated, and it's not out of movie theaters yet. ...

I suppose some of this activity could be reduced if North Korea wasn't hacking away at it's enemy Sony. (Then again, maybe the culprits are some smart-ass kids in Wichita, out for some digital thrills.)


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